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Origin of tear-off
Example sentences from the Web for tear-off
Although the blood-spattered offices will be off-limits, staff have vowed to continue producing the magazine.
A passing off-duty school safety officer named Fred Lucas said that he had been told the man was a drug dealer.
The NOPD fired Knight in 1973 for stealing lumber from a construction site as an off-duty cop.
The off-year special election into which Duke threw himself drew little media notice at first.
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A far-off volley rumbled over the plain, and a few birds stirred uneasily among the trees.
Louis turned at the exclamation, and looked on the faithful servant; but no tear was in his eye, no sound on his lip.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
By what word is the relation between “pendulum” and “a smile and tear” described?
In the tear-stained story of humanity there has never been aught to surpass the thrilling record of Cawnpore.
In a short time you will be able, in the language of Dr. Johnson, “to tear out the heart of any book.”
British Dictionary definitions for tear-off
Idioms and Phrases with tear-off
Produce hurriedly and casually, as in He tore off a poem a day for an entire month.
Leave in a hurry, as in She tore off to the store because it was about to close. [c. 1900]