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The noise of fourteen thousand aeroplanes advancing in open order.
Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  an order that still has tasks associated with it that need to be completed
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For example, this could be an order to a broker to buy stock if it reaches a given price. Alternatively, it could be a purchase order or a sales order that has not yet been completely filled.
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  • The noise of fourteen thousand aeroplanes advancing in open order.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • With hounds questing ahead, in open order, the sons of Autolykos went down a glen, Odysseus in the lead, behind the dogs, pointing his long-shadowing spear.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • At the first outset, heavy, miry ground and a matted, marish vegetation greatly delayed our progress; but by little and little the hill began to steepen and become stony under foot, and the wood to change its character and to grow in a more open order.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Treasure Island
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Associated words [difficulty]:   open order , bill of lading [8] , purchase order [9]
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