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easteast1, East /iːst/ ●●● S2 W1 noun [singular, uncountable] (written abbreviation E)  1 SGthe direction from which the sun rises, and which is on the right if you are facing north Which way is east?from/towards the east He turned and walked away towards the east.to the east (of something) To the east of the pier were miles of sandy beaches.2 the east
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eastViolent incidents in east Incidents of serious violence continued in ethnically mixed eastern areas.The Knights Panther trace their origins to the wars against Araby when returning crusaders brought back outlandish animals from the east.It is light turquoise in the east, grading to deep, dark, brilliant blue in the west.from/towards the eastThe principal rivers of the Empire flow from the east to the west, and as they converge they become greater still.The inspiration for the first stones seems to come less from the East than from Bronze-age pieces found and imitated.She also helped set up a convalescent home for patients from the East End after the cholera epidemic of 1867.There are some who dismiss the notion that results from the East will have much effect on California.A wind sprang from the east, an idea of rain, sudden, pervading the air.A couple of anachronisms fighting it out here while real life moved in on them from the east almost unnoticed.
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easteast2, East ●●● S3 W3 adjective [only before noun] (written abbreviation E)  1 SGin the east or facing the east I don’t know the east coast well. He was born in East Jerusalem.2 DNan east wind comes from the east
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eastWe sailed down the east coast of the island.
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easteast3 ●●● S2 W2 adverb  1 SGtowards the east We drove east along Brooklyn Avenue.east of a small farming community 18 miles east of Paris an east-facing bedroom2 out east
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eastThe apartment faces east.He lived on the homestead only a short time, then went back east.One by one, those around her also decided to go back east.The Midwest really begins just east of Berkeley.Nearly 300 congregants -- a virtual rainbow coalition -- are gathered in impermanent rented quarters a mile east of Beverly Hills.Go east on I-80 to Omaha.east ofThe town is 12 miles east of Portland.The rebel strongholds are located in the east of the republic.
EastEast noun  1 the East2 East-West relations/trade etcFar East, Middle East, Near East
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EastA little jingle in his head: East is east and lost is lost..Some of those children live in the Crossroads shelter in East Boston.A lavish East End funeral is in prospect.Its real origins lie deep in the immemorial history of the Near East.The Triborough Bridge was reported to be slow because of potholes while traffic on the other East River crossings was moving.Not many people will recognize him amid the East Room crowd.In the East, they have understood the need to put their internal world in order.
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