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1 the seat of one's deepest thoughts and emotions
  • in my very core I knew that an injustice was being committed

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2 a thing or place that is of greatest importance to an activity or interest
  • the capitol building is the core of the political life of the state

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3 the central part or aspect of something under consideration
  • at last, we come to the core of the issue that has been dividing us

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4 the main or greater part of something as distinguished from its subordinate parts
  • a starfish can even survive the division of its core into two parts; both halves then regenerate

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5 an area or point that is an equal distance from all points along an edge or outer surface
  • the mountain rises from ground that is almost precisely at the island's core

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The first known use of core was in the 14th century

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“Core.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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