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be of use (to somebody/something)

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbe of use (to somebody/something)be of use (to somebody/something)USEFULto be useful He was charged with having information likely to be of use to terrorists. use
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be of use (to somebody/something)As for myself, I was feeling a mounting confidence in my capabilities - I was of use.However, your suggestion will be kept on file and may be of use should circumstances change in the future.Every instrument that could possibly be of use to the mission found its way on board.They all wanted to be of use, to serve!I wanted to be of use to some one.Let me see if I can fashion a parable that will be of use to a politician.Any diagnostic system that is quicker and cheaper than the present system would be of use.
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