the ground


: the surface of the earth
An apple fell to the ground.
The flight was watched by many observers on the ground.

Examples of the ground in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 18-year-old fell to the ground and lay prone as deputies detained his hands, the video showed. Ishani Desai, Sacramento Bee, 8 June 2024 During construction at a school in Italy, excavators and archaeologists pulled back the ground floor and foundation only to find hidden chambers buried underneath, according to a June 5 news release from the Superintendent of Archaeology, Fine Arts and Landscape for the city of Reggio Calabria. Irene Wright, Miami Herald, 7 June 2024 The ball must be touched to the ground for points to be awarded. Samuel O’Neal, Idaho Statesman, 7 June 2024 Gear to carry out robberies were buried in the ground, and the robbers burned their clothes after each robbery. Olivia B. Waxman, TIME, 5 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for the ground 

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“The ground.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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