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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Obtained with the intention of returning; Adopted from another source for one's own use.

Usage examples (32)
  • A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children.
  • The Writings, more generally known by a title borrowed from the Greek Fathers,
  • McInnis 'message suggests he's working with a 527, the term borrowed from the IRS code for an independent political organization.
  • So all dinosaur pens came equipped with a scram switch—the name borrowed from the emergency shutdown switch in nuclear reactors. for more
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