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operative word
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  • I think you just hit on the operative word.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • Maybe the operative words there are didn’t think.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • "Triesbeing the operative word," Ian added.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • Looks being the operative word.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Lock and Key

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  • If I was working toward perfect-working being the operative word— these girls had already reached it and made maintaining it look effortless.
    Sarah Dessen  --  The Truth About Forever
  • I almost feel sorry for him, operative word being almost.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Identical
  • The operative word is correct.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood’s End
  • They’d forgotten the operative word.
    Nora Roberts  --  Summer Pleasures
  • "Crash being the operative word," Leah added.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Along for the Ride
  • Was" being the operative word.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Burned

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  • I’m guessing that almost is the operative word here," I said.
    James Patterson  --  School’s Out - Forever
  • Strange might be the operative word.
    Nora Roberts  --  Blood Brothers
  • Strange might be the operative word.
    Nora Roberts  --  Blood Brothers
  • Operative Word: Easy Brittany is quite simply the most easy-to-manipulate person ever.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Identical
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