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Also, in one piece. Entirely undamaged or unharmed, as in Given all the airport delays and bad weather, we were glad to arrive all in one piece, or She was relieved when he returned from Nepal in one piece. [Early 1800s]

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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
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