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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PLATFORM

The station-master was standing on the platform, superintending the removal of a trunk.

Upon this as a platform of purpose and of action we can stand together.

When she met him on the platform she had a little shock at seeing him changed.

I want us all on a platform where we shall start in equal ignorance and get on together.

And she seemed about to crush it on the top of the stone balustrade at the edge of the platform.

The local preacher knelt on the platform, and offered up a prayer.

At night, our couch will be on a platform surmounted by a canopy like a throne.

The train had gone on, and they were left alone on the platform.

Jim arose from his seat and began pacing the platform again.

On the platform he gave it to carry to the fair young fellow who followed him.

WORD ORIGIN

1540s, "plan of action, scheme, design," from Middle French plateforme, platte fourme, literally "flat form," from Old French plat "flat" (see plateau (n.)) + forme "form" (see form (n.)). The literal sense of "raised, level surface" in English is first recorded 1550s. Political meaning, "statement of party policies," is from 1803, probably originally an image of a literal platform on which politicians gather, stand, and make their appeals, perhaps influenced by earlier sense of "set of rules governing church doctrine" (first attested 1570s). Railroad station sense is from 1838.

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