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Examples of planet in a Sentence
our collective responsibility to conserve the planet and its natural resources for future generations
Recent Examples of planet from the Web
Times are hard for the Hadza, who include some of the last people on the planet to live as nomadic hunter-gatherers.
Its valuation has already doubled in the last 14 months to about $800 billion, and Jeff Bezos, its founder and CEO, is officially the richest man on the planet.
And while Mallard admits there’s definitely some pressure that comes with impersonating one of the biggest pop stars on the planet, he’s found comfort in the fact that the series doesn’t aim to be a direct representation of Styles’ life.
From a probiotic that boosts your natural glow to the best mascara on the planet, here are 14 products to stock up on right now.
How many people on the planet can Facebook name by their photos?
And while the French coach has delivered three league titles, though none recently, he's transformed the London club into one of the most recognizable brands on the planet.
A year into trying, your inability to do what seems so easy for everyone else on the planet consumes you.
The quest for more delicious and nourishing plant milks is thus something that could benefit the majority of people on the planet.
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Did You Know?
Planet goes back to ancient Greek planēt- (literally, "wanderer"), which is derived from "planasthai," a Greek verb which means "to wander." The name "planet" was originally applied to any of seven visible celestial bodies which appeared to move independently of the fixed stars - the sun, the moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. In the 17th century, "planet" began to be used specifically of the rocky or gaseous bodies that orbit around the sun - a definition which excluded the moon and, obviously, the sun, but included the Earth and, as they were discovered, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. In 2006, the International Astronomical Union developed a narrower definition of "planet," effectively demoting Pluto to the status of a "dwarf planet," a celestial body that is spherical and orbits the sun but is not large enough to disturb other objects from its orbit.
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