A British general of the twentieth century; a leader of British forces in World War II. He defeated the Germans under Erwin Rommel in north Africa and led British troops in the invasion of Italy, Normandy (see D-Day), and Germany.
What Are The 100 Most Commonly Used Words In English?These are the most common words in English, ranked in frequency order. The first 100 are said to make up about half of all written material. The first 25 make up about one-third of all printed material in English and the first 300 make up about sixty-five percent of all written material in English: the, of, and, a, to, in, is, you, that, it, he, …
lynchingLynching is the mob killing of a person suspected of a crime, especially by hanging, that is done outside of the law. Lynching is most commonly associated with the hanging death of black men by white people in the United States, especially in the Jim Crow South.
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