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in the world

Definition of in the world

informal

  1. :  among many possibilities —used to make a question or statement more forceful <What in the world are you talking about?> <Where in the world were you?> <How in the world could you do that to her?> <There is nothing in the world I would like better than to go to your wedding.>



Word by Word Definitions

worldplay
  1. :  the earthly state of human existence

    :  the earth with its inhabitants and all things upon it

    :  individual course of life :  career

  1. :  of or relating to the world

    :  extending or found throughout the world :  worldwide

    :  involving or applying to part of or the whole world


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