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mantra in Hinduism topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmantraman‧tra /ˈmæntrə/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 RRHa word or sound that is repeated as a prayer or to help people meditaterecite/repeat a mantra 🔊 He closed his eyes and began to recite a Buddhist mantra.2 a word or phrase representing a rule or principle which someone often uses, but which other people often find annoying or boring 🔊 The Treasury Secretary has stuck to his mantra that ‘a strong dollar is in America’s interest’.3 a piece of holy writing in the Hindu religion
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mantraJohn sits down on the bed and recites a mantra under his breath.His mantra is hope, growth and opportunity.Rightwing mantras of tax cuts and small government no longer excite voters.Flattening tax rates has fast become the mantra of reform-minded politicians.Think of it in terms of science if you like, but say the mantra anyway.Every morning she could hear them singing their mantras with the children.recite/repeat a mantraJohn sits down on the bed and recites a mantra under his breath.