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  • r  in the area or vicinity
    hanging around
    waited around for the next flight
  • r  by a circular or circuitous route
    He came all the way around the base
    the road goes around the pond
  • r  used of movement to or among many different places or in no particular direction
    news gets around (or about)
    traveled around in Asia
    he needs advice from someone who's been around
    she sleeps around
  • r  in a circle or circular motion
    The wheels are spinning around
  • r  (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct
    weighs around a hundred pounds
  • r  in or to a reversed position or direction
    suddenly she turned around
  • r  to a particular destination either specified or understood
    she came around to see me
    I invited them around for supper
  • r  all around or on all sides
    dirty clothes lying around (or about)
    There were trees growing all around
    she looked around her
  • r  in circumference
    the trunk is ten feet around
    the pond is two miles around
  • r  from beginning to end; throughout
    frigid weather the year around

  • What's on family dinner tables in fifteen different homes around the globe? Photographs by Peter Menzel from the book.
  • A Dutch court has placed a 13-year-old girl into temporary custody after her parents supported her attempt to sail around the world solo.
  • With power supplies getting tighter around the world, scientists are looking to scavenge extra energy from heat, rainstorms even footsteps.
News & Articles

  • Around the NFC West: Playoff predictions
    Good morning, NFC West. We're going to dive into this first week following offseason programs with playoff predictions from ESPN analyst Mark Schlereth. Around the NFC West: June 17, 2013 The video atop this item features Schlereth's thoughts on the playoff teams from last season. He's taking the Seattle Seahawks to win the NFC West. He's also projecting a postseason berth for the San Francisco ...
    June 17, 2013 - ESPN Blogs
  • Events around town (June 1 edition)
    Editor's Note: Because of space constraints, the around town section won't appear in the June 1 issue of The Frisco Enterprise; the listing is instead being posted online.
    June 17, 2013 - The Frisco Enterprise
  • Around the region for June 15, 2013
    Around the region for June 15, 2013.
    June 15, 2013 - The Gainesville Sun
Quotes

  • Paris Hilton in Taipei Times
    In a post on Twitter after the incident Hilton wrote: "Hey guys, there's a lot of crazy rumors going around. Just want you all to know the truth. Everything is completely fine. I was not charged or arrested, cause I didn't do anything. I was...
  • Barack Obama in Washington Post
    Obama said he came to Cairo "to seek a new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world; one based upon mutual interest and mutual respect; and one based upon the truth that America and Islam are not exclusive, and need not be in...
  • Miroslav Klose in The Canadian Press
    Our plan was to win possession quickly and then try to keep it, to pass the ball around,striker Miroslav Klose said.

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