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The lord-mayor soon withdrew his countenance from the project.

It was a project which pleased her taste, and gratified her aristocratic notions.

But in his heart, I am sure, he was relieved by my perseverance in the project.

Mr. Field invited Mr. Gisborne to his house in order to discuss the project.

Startling as this may now seem, I am confident the time will come when the project will be realised.'

He explained this to Mr Bevan, and stated what their project was.

In the passages, too, there had been a deal of talk about the famous Trans-Saharan project.

No one offered any opposition to the principle of the project.

Does not your brother's project convince you more and more of this?

I would not have you be too sure that their project to seize you is over.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, "a plan, draft, scheme," from Latin proiectum "something thrown forth," noun use of neuter of proiectus, past participle of proicere "stretch out, throw forth," from pro- "forward" (see pro-) + combining form of iacere (past participle iactus) "to throw" (see jet (v.)).

Meaning "scheme, proposal, mental plan" is from c.1600. Meaning "group of low-rent apartment buildings" first recorded 1935, American English, short for housing project (1932). Related: Projects. Project manager attested from 1913.

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