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present tense third-person singular of fly
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as in hovers
to move through the air with or as if with outstretched wings the Wright brothers realized mankind's age-old wish to fly

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to withstand scrutiny and gain acceptance or approval the familiar "Because I said so!" is a reason that won't fly with most teenagers

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flies

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noun

plural of fly

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“Flies.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/flies. Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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