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- n any very large body of (salt) water
- n a principal pipe in a system that distributes water or gas or electricity or that collects sewage
- s most important element
the main doors were of solid glass
- a (of a clause) capable of standing syntactically alone as a complete sentence
the main (or independent) clause in a complex sentence has at least a subject and a verb
- s of force; of the greatest possible intensity
by main strength
- The past never seems to give up on the state of Maine.
- Detroit's main train station, opened in 1913 has not been used since 1988.
- John McCain in Sydney Morning Herald
The Republicans' presidential candidate, Senator John McCain, said in an interview: "The first thing I'd do is say, let's not call it a bail-out. Let's call it a rescue. Because it is a rescue. It's a rescue of Main Street America."
- Johnny Weir in The Associated Press
The main reason for my decision is to have more time to reinvent my skating,Weir said. "I want to create a new skating image for myself so that when I return to competitive skating, I can perform in a way that is both unique and inspiring....
- Arjen Robben in CBC.ca
We played a difficult match,he said. "Main thing is, we are through. Probably the perfect game has still to come."