Examples of mote in a Sentence
there's not a mote of dirt in that woman's house
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Motes was prohibited from soliciting customers or employees or opening a competing business in the state for two years after leaving the company, the lawsuit says.
Rather than cutting, doubling funding for some form of competitive grants to states would allow the federal government to incentivize high quality pre-K in the majority of states, while still the size of dust mote in the federal budget.
The supernova campaign serves as a reminder, whether comforting or terrifying, that humanity exists on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam, as Carl Sagan once wrote.
Administrators at Goshen High School said the senior class was more than excited to welcome Motes into the class of 2017.
In July, Delft University physicist Sander Otte showed off a way to fit all that writing in a space smaller than a dust mote.
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Origin and Etymology of mote
Synonymsatom, crumb, dribble, fleck, flyspeck, grain, granule, molecule, morsel, bit, nubbin, nugget, particle, patch, scrap, scruple, snip, snippet, speck, tittle
Related Wordsace, dab, dash, driblet, drop, fraction, haet [chiefly Scottish], halfpenny, ha'penny, iota, jot, kenning [chiefly Scottish], lick, minim, mite, modicum, nutshell, ounce, pinch, shred, smatter, smidgen (also smidgeon or smidgin or smidge), spot, strain, streak, suspicion, taste, touch, trace, whisper, whit; bite, mouthful, nibble, tidbit (also titbit); fragment, part, portion, section; chip, flake, shard, shiver, sliver, splinter; clipping, paring, shaving; smithereens
Near Antonymschunk, gob, hunk, lump, slab; abundance, barrel, bucket, bushel, deal, heaps, loads, mass, mountain, peck, pile, pot, profusion, quantity, raft, scads, stack, volume, wad, wealth
MOTE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of mote for English Language Learners
: a very small piece of dust, dirt, etc.
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