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plural of sample
as in samplings
a number of things selected from a group to stand for the whole based on a sample of the menu items, we decided that this was the best restaurant in town

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as in examples
one of a group or collection that shows what the whole is like this vase is a sample of the high-quality glassware that the glassblowers can produce

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present tense third-person singular of sample
as in tests
to put (something) to a test sampled the soup to see if it tasted good

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“Samples.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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