Definition of "-or" []

  • One that performs a specified action: accelerator. (suffix)
  • State; quality; activity: valor. (suffix)

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Use "-or" in a sentence
  • "Nobody is surprised -or bothered- to see Robert De Niro or Al Pacino on the cover of a magazine."
  • "Maybe from the developing world we can redefine -or even improve- the concept of development."
  • "I figure these days moms--and dads--need to grab a break whenever they can, whether on a business trip or traveling with the kids and there's nothing like a spa -or a stay in a hotel where you are pampered from check in to check out--to accomplish that goal."
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