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core

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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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where it's at

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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sum and substance, the long and short (or the long and the short)

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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