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race

noun

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1 a group of persons who come from the same ancestor
  • the last descendent of a race of kings

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2 a people having a common language, culture, and body of traditions
  • Winston Churchill's famous hope and prediction that World War II would be remembered by future generations as the finest hour of the Britannic race

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race

verb

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1 to engage in a contest
  • just how many candidates are racing for the senatorial seat this year?

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2 to proceed or move quickly
  • was racing around trying to get everything done before her big trip to India

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The first known use of race was in the 15th century

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“Race.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/race. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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