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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
[med.] of or relating to the medical consideration of the whole person in the treatment of a disease, not only physically but also taking into account mental and social factors rather than just the symptoms
Ex: That clinic offers a holistic medecine approach to treat both the body and the mind sometimes even using practises from eastern traditions such as meditation or acupuncture.
a person whose diet consists principally, if not only, of locally grown or produced food
Ex: Having concerns about ecological issues I became a locavore even if I have to make concessions for staples such as coffee, tea, salt or sugar which are difficult to find close to home
[philos.] of or relating to a doctrine of holism ; characterized by the approach that the parts of something are intimately interconnected and explicable only by reference to the whole
Ex: The lecturer emphasized the need for a holistic approach to fisheries
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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
Extreme and undesirable circumstances or situations can only be resolved by resorting to equally extreme and radical actions
The prime minister stated: 'Drastic times call for drastic measures' in order to justify the extremely unpopular austerity actions introduced by the government during the recession
start an argument on purpose
software created with the purpose of testing other software
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