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annex
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The House of Mirth
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as in: annexed the community Define
to take territory -- such as a city making land outside of it a part of the city
  • There was to be plantation music in the studio after dinner—for Mrs. Fisher, despairing of the republic, had taken up modelling, and annexed to her small crowded house a spacious apartment, which, whatever its uses in her hours of plastic inspiration, served at other times for the exercise of an indefatigable hospitality.
  • She had seen very little of Rosedale since her annexation by the Gormers, for he was still steadily bent on penetrating to the inner Paradise from which she was now excluded; but once or twice, when nothing better offered, he had turned up for a Sunday, and on these occasions he had left her in no doubt as to his view of her situation.

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  • The county annexed the rural community where we live.
  • Hitler annexed Lithuania.

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  • The Gryces were from Albany, and but lately introduced to the metropolis, where the mother and son had come, after old Jefferson Gryce’s death, to take possession of his house in Madison Avenue—an appalling house, all brown stone without and black walnut within, with the Gryce library in a fire-proof annex that looked like a mausoleum.

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as in: annexed the community Define
to take territory -- such as a city making land outside of it a part of the city
as in: annex of the main building Define
an addition that extends a main building or: to attach something -- especially to something larger or more important
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