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1 the celestial body on which we live
  • environmentalists who are committed to preserving the earth

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2 the solid part of our planet's surface as distinguished from the sea and air
  • after nearly drowning, I was glad to feel the earth under my feet

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3 the loose surface material in which plants naturally grow
  • set the plants deep enough into the earth so that they'll be sure to take root

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4 a very large amount of money
  • it'll cost the earth to repair that porcelain vase, so make sure that it's worth it

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The first known use of earth was before the 12th century

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“Earth.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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