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as in die
bones plural a small cube marked on each side with one to six spots and usually played in pairs in various games the pirates decided their captives' fate with a toss of the bones

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as in heart
usually bones plural the seat of one's deepest thoughts and emotions I could feel in my bones that I had just met my future wife

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as in dollar
slang a U.S. currency bill representing 100 cents in my college days I hadn't a bone to my name

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as in corpse
bones plural a dead body requested that his bones be buried in the country of his birth

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bone

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adverb

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verb

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“Bone.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/bone. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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