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a period of time of which particular events or stages of development are typical
A process of change from a lower, simpler, or worse state to one that is higher, more complex, or better.
a good or valuable thing or a special person that has been discovered but was not known about before
a person who is one of the first people to do something
a small piece or amount of something that is left from a larger original piece or amount
thinking now about something in the past
the status quo
the present situation
a change from one form or type to another, or the process by which this happens
a general development or change in a situation or in the way that people are behaving
sudden and unexpected, and often unpleasant
belonging to or happening in a past time
short or quick
extremely large in size or degree
neither small nor large in size, amount, degree, or strength
happening repeatedly over a period of time
existing or happening before someone or something
describing the period before there were written records
felt or experienced very strongly or in an extreme way
fast or sudden
of interest at the present time; relating to things that are happening at present
very great in amount or level, or extremely good
involving a lot of sudden changes, arguments, or violence
be pressed for time
to be in a hurry
have the time of your life
to enjoy yourself very much
have time on your hands
to have nothing to do
in next to no time
if something happens or is done in no time, it happens or is done extremely quickly
in the blink of an eye
there aren't enough hours in the day
There are too many things to do and not enough time
to remove earth that is covering very old objects buried in the ground in order to discover things about the past
a very long time:
to continue for longer than you want or think is necessary
go on for ages
to continue for a very long time.
live in or at a specified place.
a small mark or spot
an edge or border.
to come under attack
to be attacked
to put something or someone completely under the surface of a liquid
(a length of) a very thin fibre:
to laugh at someone or say unkind things about them, either because you are joking or because you want to upset that person:
a thin thread of something, often one of a few, twisted around each other to make a string or rope:
an insect with wings that is similar to a butterfly, usually flies at night, and is attracted to light:
at or to a distance.
(especially of food) likely to decay or go bad quickly
(of a fabric, rope, or cord) unravel or become worn at the edge, typically through constant rubbing.
break down or deteriorate chemically.
the set of instruments that are used to operate a machine
spun thread used for knitting, weaving, or sewing
to change the colour of something using a special liquid:
the natural colouring matter of animal or plant tissue.
deduce or conclude (something) from evidence and reasoning rather than from explicit statements.
a small piece or amount of something, especially one that is left over after the greater part has been used.
a rounded mass projecting above a surface.
stick, attach, or fasten (something) to something else.
a chemical substance used to preserve or stabilize biological material prior to microscopy or other examination.
given or done to honour and thank a god:
to use chemicals to prevent a dead body from decaying
emphasize by contrast
suddenly change direction or position.
the action or process of spinning; the conversion of fibres into yarn.
form (fabric or a fabric item) by interlacing long threads passing in one direction with others at a right angle to them.
form into a bent, curling, or distorted shape.
a routine task, especially a household one.