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  ( illustrates    3rd person present)   ( illustrating    present participle)   ( illustrated    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   If you say that something illustrates a situation that you are drawing attention to, you mean that it shows that the situation exists.   (=demonstrate)  
The example of the United States illustrates this point...      V n  
The incident graphically illustrates how parlous their position is...      V wh  
The case also illustrates that some women are now trying to fight back.      V that  
2       verb   If you use an example, story, or diagram to illustrate a point, you use it show that what you are saying is true or to make your meaning clearer.  
Let me give another example to illustrate this difficult point...      V n  
Throughout, she illustrates her analysis with excerpts from discussions.      V n with n  
   illustration             n-uncount   usu prep N  
Here, by way of illustration, are some extracts from our new catalogue.     
3       verb   If you illustrate a book, you put pictures, photographs or diagrams into it.  
She went on to art school and is now illustrating a book...      V n  
He has illustrated the book with black-and-white photographs.      V n with n  
  illustrated      adj  
The book is beautifully illustrated throughout.     
   illustration             n-uncount  
...the world of children's book illustration.     
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you only live once
[Fam.] acronym
the reason for which anything is done, created, or exists (le but)
serving no purpose
A culture of internet only jobs has coined the phrase Wirk. Wirk simply means Internet Work. Internet work is defined by job opportunities that did not exist before the rise of the internet and furthermore the work is likely to be carried out over the internet and payment received for work undertaken via the internet. Wirk describes both full time and part time internet work. Because of the nature of Wirk and the ability for anyone that has internet connection to earn money from Wirk, it is currently more likely to be a part time occupation than full time. Paid Online Questionnaires, Content Writing, Search Marketing are all examples of Wirk.
This is a term rising in popularity
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To position ones self, or an object like your rusty old car, in a place that is not only open and clearly visible to all, it is unavoidably in just about everyone's way.
[Slang] "You can't miss him, he's over there, parked in his POS Volvo, smack dab in the middle of the road!" source : Urban Dictionary
(about a product or service) meant to meet the customers' basic requirements; with no add-ons, including only the basic features
E.g: It's a no frills hotel, but very clean and with friendly staff.
law of evolution, only the fittest survive, the ones that can adapt
to do two things at the same time using the effort needed to do only one
start an argument on purpose
donner et retenir ne vaut
beauté n'est qu'une image fardée
en four chaud ne croît point d'herbe
il n'appartient qu'à dieu d'être seul
software created with the purpose of testing other software
de marchand à marchand il n'y a que la main
handsome young man kept by a much older woman for the purpose of sexual favors and/or as a companion.
British slang
a teamwork session in the visual domain (design, architecture, urban planning) organized on the purpose of finalizing a project within a previously defined timeframe.
The correct spelling in French (where the word originates from) is "charrette". "charette" is the Anglicized form.
message containing legal threats (often grounded on fictive laws) sent on the purpose of intimidating the receiver
formed of "cartoon" and "attorney"
do not take into account, disregard, ignore on purpose, avoid, dismiss
E.g: His boss asked him for a report, but he gave it the go-by.
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