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Also, Peter . See for one's (Pete's) sake ; honest to god (Pete) ; rob Peter to pay Paul .

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Example Sentences

Some, like Pete, who McKell has become quite close with, have migrated to and from other types of nomadic communities.

Pete stuck his thumb out at the age of 17 and hitch hiked out of Birmingham, England.

She has been married to the music critic Pete Paphides (“the loveliest man who ever lived”) since 1999.

Two-Gun Pete, who was a black cop, was shooting teenagers in front of the Walgreens every weekend, like entertainment.

Somewhere, somehow, the author Pete Dexter forgot how to have fun.

Pete, after spewing the last hateful molecule away, reversed his tiny fibre engines, and began to draw in.

Pete Senior, had he tried to dig his plant up, would have been very much surprised to find he could not do it.

Then they all had coffee and cake, shook hands with Pete Senior, and went to their homes and laboratories.

"Lift Pete's forefoot—the off one, Joe," she commanded, stepping down into the asphalt court.

Pete seen you yesterday over on Dewey, and Pete he heard the big hills and the woods a singin' when you talked.


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Definitions and idiom definitions from Unabridged, based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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