\ˈdȯrm \

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We all lived in the same dorm during our sophomore year.

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The septet may perform the same catchy songs, learn the same complex choreography, and live in the same dorm, but unlike Wonho, Minhyuk, Jooheon, I.M, Hyungwon, and Kihyun, Shownu has never dyed his hair a bright color — until now. Devon Abelman, Allure, "Shownu of Monsta X Reveals New Red Hair Color, the K-Pop Star’s First Bright Dye Job Ever," 12 Sep. 2018 This 3/8-inch drill/drive kit is an essential tool for any household, dorm room, or apartment. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "Finish Up Your Summer Projects With This Discounted Bosch Drill," 9 Aug. 2018 The actual coaching stipend was $4,000, sweetened by an offer to let Te’o-Nesheim live in the dorms as a sort of monitor at the boarding school, have him supervise study halls, and eat in the cafeteria on a meal plan. Les Bowen,, "A funny draft story turned sad with the death of former Eagle Daniel Te'o-Nesheim," 23 Apr. 2018 Because the fight didn’t take place inside the dorm, few prisoners witnessed the deadly clash. Michael Harriot, The Root, "Exclusive: Inside the Deadly South Carolina Prison Riot Where 7 Inmates Were Killed," 17 Apr. 2018 Alvey also forced her out of the athletic dorm, and gave her room to another student-athlete. Julie Mazziotta,, "College Student Suing Former Volleyball Coach Who Kicked Her Off Team for 'Seductive' Photos," 27 Mar. 2018 Klaus said video at the dorm suggests Davis fled on foot after the shooting., "Police: Parents Gunned Down By Their Son on College Campus," 2 Mar. 2018 Whenever my mind flashed back to that terrifying night in the dorm, the bitter recollection was diffused by a newer, more palatable memory. Lana Hoch, Marie Claire, "I Cheated on My Boyfriend with My Rapist," 2 Feb. 2018 The juniors and seniors -- all from Arizona -- spent two weeks living in ASU dorms in downtown Phoenix and learned about existing and emerging ways to deliver news content to tech-savvy consumers. Stacy Sullivan, azcentral, "High school graduates of azcentral's media innovation camp imagine future of news," 3 July 2018

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1900, in the meaning defined above

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