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Noun
A blow, knock, or hit
“Shogun Lodge, his sword in one hand, countered the stroke of the heavy iron sword with an upward movement.”
Noun
Rupture of a blood vessel in the brain resulting in loss of consciousness, often followed by paralysis and damage to speech
“He had recently suffered a small stroke.”
Noun
A method of striking the ball in sports or games
“Last Saturday an 18 hole stroke event was played in three grades.”
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Each of a series of movements in which something moves out of its position and back into it
“Every gesture, every stroke, every movement should be accepted by the system, with nuanced response.”
Noun
A mark made by drawing a pen, pencil, or paintbrush in one direction across paper or canvas
“Then with the stroke of a pencil you are disposed of.”
Noun
The sound made by a striking clock
“Erik closed the door softly behind him as he entered, but it sounded like the stroke of a clock moments before death.”
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Noun
“It was a stroke of genius by the Prime Minister.”
Noun
“The budget was full of bold strokes.”
Verb
To touch or handle in a tender or loving manner
“I longed to stroke her shoulder-length reddish-tinted hair and whisper softly into her ear.”
Verb
To praise too much
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