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  • I made a proposal to Peepy, in default of being able to do anything better for him, that he should let me wash him and afterwards lay him down on my bed again.
  • Here Mr. Smallweed, wrought up to the highest pitch by his own eloquence, actually throws Judy at her grandmother in default of anything else, by butting that young virgin at the old lady with such force as he can muster and then dropping into his chair in a heap.

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as in: the default options Define
an automatic result that happens (or already happened) unless it is changed by intentional action
as in: defaulted on their loan Define
failing to meet a financial obligation--such as making a monthly payment on a debt
as in: lost by default Define
a result in a competition due to a competitor not showing up or not meeting minimum requirements
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