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2017 Word of the Year

lost property

noun, Chiefly British.
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  • "This has been left at the lost property Office," he declared unblushingly.

    The Grell Mystery Frank Froest
  • He alone could recover the lost property, and therefore he was bound to do so.

    The Common Law Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
  • It would be fun if Alan were to recover Peet's lost property for him.

  • I have lost property which I did not use, and, with the blessing of God, may never want.

    Rich Enough Hannah Farnham Sawyer Lee
  • Arthur whistled, and Dig ran forward to capture the lost property.

    The Master of the Shell Talbot Baines Reed
  • Was there any way he might find out the owner and restore the lost property?

    The Man of the Desert Grace Livingston Hill
  • If he is contented with that as a compensation for his lost property—good!

    The Honor of the Name Emile Gaboriau
  • Thus all our hopes of recovering our lost property vanished.

  • How did she come to know the people who had lost property of late?

    The Orange Girl

    Walter Besant
  • Thither all the robbed hasten, to recover their lost property.

    The Pacific Triangle Sydney Greenbie

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