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1. interj. an emphatic or meaningless word that, when said frequently, marks the speaker as speaking in a very casual or slangy mode. (see also like, you know. Used in writing only for effect.) This is, like, so silly!
2. interj. a particle meaning roughly saying. (Always with some form of be. Never used in formal writing.) And I’m like, “Well, you should have put your hat on!”
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Shaw don't like it, nor grandma either, I dare say.
The girls all do, and say I ought to have Fweddy Lovell; but I don't like him as well as Hawry Fiske.
She kept these discontents to herself, however, after she had written to ask her mother if she might have her best dress altered like Fanny's, and received this reply: "No, dear; the dress is proper and becoming as it is, and the old fashion of simplicity the best for all of us.
I 've got ten dollars to do what I like with; but it 's meant to get some presents for the children.
Get them for my party; you 'll dance like a fairy," whispered Fan.
He moved quite close to the bush with the slow movement Mary had noticed before, and then he made a sound almost like the robin's own twitter.
He told her what they looked like when they were flowers; he told her how to plant them, and watch them, and feed and water them.
I was only just like the robin, and they wouldn't take it from the robin.
I like to pay my debts, so I know you will allow `the old gentleman' to send you something which once belonged to the little grand daughter he lost.
When she went home, he walked with her to her own gate, shook hands cordially, and touched his hat as he marched back again, looking very stately and erect, like a handsome, soldierly old gentleman, as he was.
Bill Clinton likes chicken enchiladas, tacos, barbecue ribs and peach pie.
7million likes is pop star Ariana Grande's simple reaction to the bombing at her concert in Manchester in May.
They're using the app to meet new people, and Likes You makes that easier and more efficient than ever by letting users know when someone is interested.
Each photo also displayed the number of likes it had supposedly received from other teenage participants -- in reality, the number of likes was assigned by the researchers.