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The part of something that is central to its existence or character
“The strength of her faith in the power of love is the core of Malick's difficult, discursive epic.”
The physical central part of something
“The Earth has an iron core surrounded by a dense layer called the mantle.”
One's deepest thoughts and emotions
“I knew, deep in my core, that she would not return my call.”
The main or greater part of something
“Despite the damage it had sustained, the core of the car was still intact and could be used for spare parts.”
A tiny sample of organic material
“A small core of tissue is taken out in the needle during a biopsy.”
Essential or serving as the foundation of something
“The core purpose of this food processor is to blend edible substances.”
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