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By Soccergoalie7, Granville, OH

Tears streaming down her face, the girl ran up the stairs and into her room, slamming her door shut. Collapsing onto her bed, she cried until the sky was darkening and there were no tears left. Finally, when the street lights flickered on, she sat up.

Moving wearily to her desk, the girl sat down in the chair, turned on the lamp, and pulled the dictionary that she had used for last night’s English homework, out from under the precarious stack of textbooks. Opening the dictionary, she found her way to the “L”s, and then the “lo”s, and finally, by skimming down the page past entries such as “loupe”, a small magnifying glass, and “lovage”, a Mediterranean perennial plant, she found the desired word.

love (l?v) n. A deep, tender feeling of affection and solicitude toward a person, such as that arriving from kinship or a sense of oneness.

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