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bones

noun
plural of bone

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 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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2 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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3 a dead body
  • requested that his bones be buried in the country of his birth

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bones

verb
present tense third-person singular of bone

Synonyms of bones (Entry 2 of 2)

as in dresses

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“Bones.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/bones. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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