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premises -- as in: located on the premises
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as in: located on the premises Define
land and buildings together -- especially of a business or organization
  • She was injured on the premises of the defendant.
  • Will you now do me the favor of leaving the premises?
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • Against the fence, in a line, were six chipped-enamel slop jars holding brilliant red geraniums, cared for as tenderly as if they belonged to Miss Maudie Atkinson, had Miss Maudie deigned to permit a geranium on her premises.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • He refuses to do any copying; he refuses to do any thing; he says he prefers not to; and he refuses to quit the premises.
    Herman Melville  --  Bartleby, the Scrivener: a Story of Wall Street

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  • "Then," I said, "you have been making a miscalculation, and the letter is not upon the premises, as you suppose."
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Purloined Letter
  • Miss Frutti said she’d know a Maycomb voice anywhere, and there were no Maycomb voices in that parlor last night— rolling their r’s all over her premises, they were.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
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as in: the premise of the argument Define
something assumed to be true that can be used to build a logical argument
as in: the premise of the story Define
something that provides context -- such as the underlying situation in a situation comedy
as in: she premised her comments by... Define
provide a preface or introduction
as in: located on the premises Define
land and buildings together -- especially of a business or organization
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