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partingpart‧ing1 /ˈpɑːtɪŋ $ ˈpɑːr-/ noun  1 [countable, uncountable]LEAVE A PLACE an occasion when two people leave each other an emotional parting at the airport the moment of partingon parting He gave her a light kiss on parting.2 [countable] British EnglishDCB the line on your head made by dividing your hair with a comb syn part American English a centre parting3 parting of the ways
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partingSo many meetings and partings must have taken place beneath his roof, so many dark plots hatched between his hospitable walls.She will dread the thought of that final parting, which must come in time.It was grief-stricken Abigail who made the final parting gesture.I owe it to Victoria to lend some retrospective weight to our parting.Martina and I performed the uncertain dance of people parting, with its limited steps.Not surprisingly it was Margaret who felt the parting most.the parting of clouds
partingparting2 adjective  1 a parting kiss/gift/glance etc2 parting shot
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partingHer parting exchange with Rain had been less than friendly.Even if he did politely turn down Branson's parting offer of a seat on Virgin's inaugural flight - for obvious reasons.Escort the interviewee at least to the door, again the behaviour at the parting point can be significant.It is a paradox upon which a Tory may perhaps be permitted one parting reflexion.Harriet sensed that the girl's parting remarks had not been unpremeditated.Giving the still busy Josh a parting wave, the two of them started back.Azaire's parting words filled his head.
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