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adjective as in both

noun as in couple

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History has passed on the sense that the twain didn’t meet between the cold reason of science and messy passions of art.

After downing oysters for breakfast and lunch, Twain wrote in 1864 he felt compelled “to move upon the supper works and destroy oysters done up in all kinds of seductive styles.”

Cosby had turned down the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor twice before.

Mark Twain famously said courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear—not absence of fear.

Twain taught me that although the act of writing is solitary, the context that sustains it is social.

Twain found a way forward by making friends with other young writers.

In 1861, the year Twain went to Nevada, it had more than five thousand.

So the twain walked on very lovingly together, Dorothy gazing sadly and fondly at every well-known object in her path.

It is used in describing the operation of cutting in twain the animal sacrificed at the ratification of a covenant.

The twain immediately started, and roared in unison with their host most tremendously!

It is not, as Mark Twain would say, that there is anything the matter with it, Scotch beef is the best in the world.

He pretended that it was five hundred years' journey from one to another, and that he cleft the moon in twain.


On this page you'll find 45 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to twain, such as: one and the other, the couple, the pair, and the two.

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