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Autor:  Dale/CR
E-mail:  dale_thomas2004@yahoo.com.br
Data:  31/MAR/2009 2:23 AM
Assunto:  Merriam-Webster
 
Mensagem:  1 -- used as a function word to indicate a starting point: as (1) a point or place where an actual physical movement (as of departure, withdrawal, or dropping) has its beginning <he set out from town this morning> <held the funeral from the funeral parlor -- R.O.Bowen> <shrinking from his touch> <a fall from a horse> <the first pigeon race ... ever held from this city -- Springfield (Massachusetts) Daily News> <he comes from beyond the sea> <came out from under the table> <five tanks were shot from under him -- Current Biography>; (2) something that is taken as a starting point in measuring or reckoning or in a statement of limits <it is 20 miles from here to the nearest town> <three years from that day> <ready to go home within a fortnight from the operation -- Lancet> <from five to ten years are needed for the project> <from childhood he displayed great ability> <frames and trays range from $1 -- New York Herald Tribune>; (3) the starting or focal point of any activity or movement <will fight you from our beaches and from our ruined homes> <looked at me from under her glasses> <from one point of view you are right> <I speak from the heart> <shot straight from the hip>; often used with words that express the condition of being suspended or pendent <ornaments hanging from a Christmas tree>


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Arrive from?  –  Kamon  29/MAR/2009, 7:03 PM
Arrive from?  –  CR  29/MAR/2009, 8:09 PM
Arrive from?  –  renan  29/MAR/2009, 8:15 PM
Arrive from?  –  Kamon  30/MAR/2009, 12:29 PM
 Merriam-Webster  –  Dale/CR  31/MAR/2009, 2:23 AM
Arrive from?  –  Tiger  31/MAR/2009, 10:09 PM
Arrive from?  –  Kamon  31/MAR/2009, 10:25 PM

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