(adj.) currently fashionable; 'the in thing to do'; 'large shoulder pads are in' .
(adj.) directed or bound inward; 'took the in bus'; 'the in basket' .
(adj.) holding office; 'the in party' .
(adv.) to or toward the inside of; 'come in'; 'smash in the door'.
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(prep.) The specific signification of in is situation or place with respect to surrounding, environment, encompassment, etc. It is used with verbs signifying being, resting, or moving within limits, or within circumstances or conditions of any kind conceived of as limiting, confining, or investing, either wholly or in part. In its different applications, it approaches some of the meanings of, and sometimes is interchangeable with, within, into, on, at, of, and among.
(prep.) With reference to space or place; as, he lives in Boston; he traveled in Italy; castles in the air.
(prep.) With reference to circumstances or conditions; as, he is in difficulties; she stood in a blaze of light.
(prep.) With reference to a whole which includes or comprises the part spoken of; as, the first in his family; the first regiment in the army.
(prep.) With reference to physical surrounding, personal states, etc., abstractly denoted; as, I am in doubt; the room is in darkness; to live in fear.
(prep.) With reference to character, reach, scope, or influence considered as establishing a limitation; as, to be in one's favor.
(prep.) With reference to movement or tendency toward a certain limit or environment; -- sometimes equivalent to into; as, to put seed in the ground; to fall in love; to end in death; to put our trust in God.
(prep.) With reference to a limit of time; as, in an hour; it happened in the last century; in all my life.
(adv.) Not out; within; inside. In, the preposition, becomes an adverb by omission of its object, leaving it as the representative of an adverbial phrase, the context indicating what the omitted object is; as, he takes in the situation (i. e., he comprehends it in his mind); the Republicans were in (i. e., in office); in at one ear and out at the other (i. e., in or into the head); his side was in (i. e., in the turn at the bat); he came in (i. e., into the house).
(adv.) With privilege or possession; -- used to denote a holding, possession, or seisin; as, in by descent; in by purchase; in of the seisin of her husband.
(n.) One who is in office; -- the opposite of out.
(n.) A reentrant angle; a nook or corner.
(v. t.) To inclose; to take in; to harvest.
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prep. denotes presence or situation in place time or circumstances—within during: consisting of: because of: by or through.—adv. within: not out: in addition to thrown in.—n. in politics a member of the party in office: a corner.—adj. In′-and-in′ from animals of the same parentage: with constant and close interaction.—n. a game with four dice.—In as far as to the extent that; In as much as Inasmuch as considering that; In itself intrinsically apart from relations; In that for the reason that.—Ins and outs nooks and corners: the whole details of any matter.—Be in for a thing to be destined to receive a thing; Be in it (slang) to be getting on successfully esp. in a game; Be in with to have intimacy or familiarity with.
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- She had always a new bonnet on, and flowers bloomed perpetually in it, or else magnificent curling ostrich feathers, soft and snowy as camellias. William Makepeace Thackeray. Vanity Fair.
- As shown in the original designs, Fig. 116, she is a double ender, whose sides were to be 5 feet thick. Edward W. Byrn. The Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Century.
- Of the numerous other telegraph instruments that have been invented since 1837, that of Mr. Morse is in most general use, especially on the Continent and in America. Frederick C. Bakewell. Great Facts.
- For instance, if he took his supper after a hard day, to the Dead March in Saul, his food might be likely to sit heavy on him. Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend.
- They are purging more than the epsom salts in this epoch. Hemingway, Ernest. For Whom The Bell Tolls.
- You ought not to have come today, she said in an altered voice; and suddenly she turned, flung her arms about him and pressed her lips to his. Edith Wharton. The Age of Innocence.
- He thought no more of the matter until he heard in the evening of the tragedy that had occurred. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
- I am also to take it as a matter of fact that the proposal to withdraw from the engagement came, in the first instance, from YOU? Wilkie Collins. The Moonstone.
- Mr. Wopsle in a comprehensive black cloak, being descried entering at the turnpike, the gravedigger was admonished in a friendly way, Look out! Charles Dickens. Great Expectations.
- When to-morrow comes, and he knows that I am in the house, do you think---- She stopped again, and looked at me very earnestly. Wilkie Collins. The Moonstone.
- I wish to express my gratitude also to Miss Florence Bonnet for aid in the correction of the manuscript. Walter Libby. An Introduction to the History of Science.
- Animal and vegetable matter buried in the depth of the earth sometimes undergoes natural distillation, and as a result gas is formed. Bertha M. Clark. General Science.
- In each bladder was a small quantity of dried peas, or little pebbles, as I was afterwards informed. Jonathan Swift. Gulliver's Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World.
- Which of them had a step so quiet, a hand so gentle, but I should have heard or felt her, if she had approached or touched me in a day-sleep? Charlotte Bronte. Villette.
- The table was of the usual European style --cushions dead and twice as high as the balls; the cues in bad repair. Mark Twain. The Innocents Abroad.
- Caleb scattered his snuff carefully instead of taking it, and then added, The ins and outs of things are curious. George Eliot. Middlemarch.
- In this way the phonograph, perhaps more than any other recent invention, can carry to the shut-ins a lively glimpse of the outside world and its doings. Bertha M. Clark. General Science.
- I dunnot stomach the notion of having favour curried for me, by one as doesn't know the ins and outs of the quarrel. Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell. North and South.
- As such I know more of the ins and outs of him than any person living does. Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend.
- I han't seen a way to get you safe, and I've looked arter you to know your ins and outs. Charles Dickens. Great Expectations.