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1 a series of events or actions that repeat themselves regularly and in the same order
  • the cycle of birth, growth, decline, and death that is experienced by all life forms

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2 a long or seemingly long period of time
  • years, centuries, and cycles will pass before I budge on that issue

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3 a two-wheeled vehicle that is propelled by the use of pedals and steered through the use of handlebars
  • a top-of-the-line cycle incorporating the latest technology

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

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“Cycle.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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