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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH a lota lot , allot
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I mean, we all know we are tasked with a lot and sometimes it involves not just us fixing title tags or doing keyword research but other times it involves coding, graphic design and even a little tax law.Google goes dark theme and passage ranking sees the light: Friday’s daily brief|Barry Schwartz|February 12, 2021|Search Engine Land
He just had that look, like a guy who had a lost a lot of weight really rapidly.A rare disease, a covid diagnosis, a painful decision: The death of basketball coach Lew Hill|Dave Sheinin|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
There’s a lot of “new” for the Overwatch League’s London Spitfire.The OWL’s London Spitfire are hoping to go big by going home|Teddy Amenabar|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
At higher levels, players spend a lot of their time in the air, competing for control of the ball before it even touches the ground.Keep the football mode in ‘Rocket League,’ you cowards|Mikhail Klimentov|February 8, 2021|Washington Post
I feel like it will take my lifetime to continue pushing for change, and that it’s going to take a lot of people doing it at once.'We All Have to Create Our Own Universe.' Producer and Artist Zackary Drucker on Telling Nuanced Trans Stories|Suyin Haynes|February 8, 2021|Time
I think a lot of it has to do with the attitude and the energy behind it and the honesty.‘Black Dynamite’ Presents Police Brutality: The Musical|Stereo Williams|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
There was a lot of positive feedback from people interested in non-gender binary people.
If anything the work the two cops and the maintenance guy were doing deserves more respect and probably helped a lot more people.
A lot of people ring in the New Year with vows to lose weight and exercise.How Skinny Is Too Skinny? Israel Bans ‘Underweight’ Models|Carrie Arnold|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
ROME — What does it take for a Hollywood A-lister to get a private audience with Pope Francis?Pope Francis Has the Pleasure of Meeting Angelina Jolie for a Few Seconds|Barbie Latza Nadeau|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
If the "Y" Beach lot press their advantage they may cut off the enemy troops on the toe of the Peninsula.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
Now-a-days it is the bankrupt who flouts, and his too confiding creditors who are jeered and laughed at.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
In the old world, poverty seemed, and poverty was, the natural and inevitable lot of the greater portion of mankind.
He felt himself the meanest, vilest thing a-crawl upon this sinful earth, and she—dear God!St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
Seen thus poverty became rather a blessing than a curse, or at least a dispensation prescribing the proper lot of man.
Idioms and Phrases with a lot
Very many, a large number; also, very much. For example, A lot of people think the economy is declining, or Sad movies always made her cry a lot. It is sometimes put as a whole lot for greater emphasis, as in I learned a whole lot in his class. It may also emphasize a comparative indication of amount, as in We need a whole lot more pizza to feed everyone, or Mary had a lot less nerve than I expected. [Colloquial; early 1800s]