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1. cure cure


Many people believe acupuncture can cure diseases.
He peddled his "miracle cure" to desperate cancer patients.
cure for
Doctor, cure me.
A soft answer is a specific cure of anger.
We all labour against our own cure; for death is the cure of all disease.
Laughter is the only cure against vanity, and vanity is the only laughable fault.
It'll cure itself naturally.
His cure is a miracle!
life: a sexually transmitted disease which always ends in death. There is currently no known cure. A medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieves pain.
I have depression. | People have it worse than you. Got over it. | I'm cured. Ha ha ha ha. Provide a cure for, make healthy again.
He is working really hard to find me a cure.
1. I suppose there's really only one cure for loneliness. / 2. I'll get you some special medicine from my personal pharmacy. / 3. My new cure makes my throat so dry.
find cure
Bacteria are dangerous because they cause infections which may be difficult to cure.

English word "for"(cure) occurs in sets:

verbs/adjectives, nouns with propositions C
Gerundy prop.

2. demand demand


How to meet future energy demand is a big question we must consider.
to demand
Decency, security, and liberty alike demand that government officials shall be subjected to the same rules of conduct that are commands to the citizen.
The Parisian police, he said, "are exceedingly able in their way. They are persevering, ingenious, cunning, and thoroughly versed in the knowledge which their duties seem chiefly to demand."
This new model of car is so popular that they have had to open a new factory to meet the demand.
The current imbalance between supply and demand is considered to reflect structural changes on the demand side, rather than being a cyclical phenomenon.
In Japan there are a lot of translations from English to Japanese and from Japanese to English, but there isn't much real demand for Japanese to Spanish or Spanish to Japanese.
As soon as the land of any country has all become private property, the landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed, and demand a rent even for its natural produce.
I'm afraid this sounds like a demand, but could you return the money I lent you the other day?
They vote in secret, may seek public office, and may demand the removal of public officials who behave improperly.
What Microsoft is launching is a beta version of its "NetShow streaming server"; it supplies video and audio on demand.
Sales at the company zoomed thanks to brisk export demand, but profit did not keep up because of intense competition.
"I want to know who threw away the batteriries." He demanded to know who threw away the batteriries
Women should demand more respect. (Kobiety powinny domagać się większego szacunku.) Who gave you the right to demand anything? (Kto dał ci prawo, żeby czegokolwiek żądać?)
According to the author Joe Marconi, books that are labeled "Harvard Classics" can demand twice the price.

English word "for"(demand) occurs in sets:

verbs/adjectives, nouns with propositions D

3. account account


You will receive a confirmation email after your account has been activated by an administrator.
On what account?
As your goods for which you are charging us were imperfect, we will not pay this account.
Imogen of the Internet, in spite of her American nationality, opened a Mixi account just to show off her ironic purikura album.
When we take the wind-chill factor into account, the temperature must have been lower than thirty degrees below zero centigrade.
Should you have settled the account since this mail was written, please ignore our reminder.
All the same, we still need a scientific account of how exactly pains are caused by brain processes.
I looked at my bank account book, and happily discovered that I had an extra $50!
For the last 30 years, ad agencies would kill for a major tobacco account.
We rarely hear, it has been said, of the combinations of masters, though frequently of those of the workman. But whoever imagines, upon this account, that masters rarely combine, is as ignorant of the world as of the subject.
Taking into account the time I'd just spent napping, I'm really picking up the sense that this time's exam really won't be straight forward.
Between them, the two largest companies account for a share of more than 50% of the market.

English word "for"(account) occurs in sets:

verbs/adjectives, nouns with propositions A

4. famous


Everyone wants to meet you. You're famous!
He became famous.
Apparently, Tom was already famous before he released that album.
Florence Nightingale is famous as the woman who began professional nursing.
By this time next year, you will have visited almost all the famous places in Japan.
People usually become famous at the cost of their privacy.
The famous poet attempted to commit suicide in his library.
I like this picture, not just because it is famous, but because it really is a masterpiece.
As a young man, he did not know that he was to become famous later on.
People came to the concert hall to listen to the famous orchestra.
The world's greatest singers and most of its famous musicians have been fat or at least decidedly plump.
Many great thinkers who were unknown while alive became famous after death.
In California are the famous big trees, or "forest kings" as they are called.
Christopher Columbus started wearing his famous hat back when he was still a schoolboy, and was often punished by his teachers for refusing to take it off in class.
The world famous Hungarian painter Mihály Munkácsy's Christ Trilogy includes the paintings entitled "Christ before Pilate", "Golgotha" and "Ecce Homo".

English word "for"(famous) occurs in sets:

Use of english B2 phrasal verbs
Adjectives + prepositions
kartkówka przyimki

5. respect


Respect yourself.
Who can read the heroic deeds of brave men without a feeling of respect and admiration?
If you don't start treating people with a little more respect, people may start avoiding you like the plague.
Tom doesn't respect Mary / Tom is one of the most respected men in the business world
There must be a sustained effort to listen to each other; to learn from each other; to respect one another; and to seek common ground.
If you want to be respected by others the great thing is to respect yourself. Only by that, only by self-respect will you compel others to respect you.
This is the day on which the Constitution's fundamental spirit, the sovereignty of the people, respect for fundamental human rights, and pacifism, are all reaffirmed.
In America elderly people are not given the same degree of respect they receive in many other countries.
The very pure spirit does not bother about the regard of others or human respect, but communes inwardly with God, alone and in solitude as to all forms, and with delightful tranquility, for the knowledge of God is received in divine silence.
Once dismissed as an artificial language, Esperanto has gained the respect of a new generation of linguists, as the most successful planned language of all time.
Apart from being unlucky enough to get ALS, I have been fortunate in almost every other respect.
Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it.

6. responsible


Blindness is responsible for a staggering toll of poor health, suffering, and loss of dignity and diminution in the quality of lives of people worldwide.
My daughter is only 14 but she's very grown up and responsible.
I tried to explain to him that we were not responsible for his mistake, but he refused to listen.
responsible job
After fifteen years at a building firm, Bill Pearson was given the responsible position of area manager.
Etsy is responsible for Imogen of the Internet's entire economic viability.
Why would a university lecturer of all people end up responsible for a murder?
The adventurer grabbed his Uzi and set out to find the man responsible for stealing 12 million Mexican euros.
Yugoslavia says it's not responsible for the actions of Serbian militias in Bosnia which have killed thousands, ruined cities, and turned 1.3 million people into refugees over the last three months.
That would lead to the production of more carbon dioxide, the main gas responsible for global warming.
My oldest sister looked after us a lot, and learned to be responsible from a young age.
"It is far too easy pointed out to us, as if we are responsible for all environmental pollution.
Sharon is the perfect employee; hardworking and responsible
responsible job / Playful as a child, but responsible as an adult
I can always count on her because she is responsible.

English word "for"(responsible) occurs in sets:

prepositions sritions

7. apologise


He apologised for being late.
I'd like to apologise for my behaviour
If you're going to apologise, sooner is better.
I apologise for my brother's behaviour
I'm so sorry, I do apologise.
He apologised for running late.
I need to apologise to Ann for forgetting her birthday
I'd like to apologise FOR the trouble.
He came to apologise to me.
Will you apologise your parents for that broken window?
I apologise for shouting at your yesterday. I was wrong and I shouldn’t have done it.
I apologise for that.
She apologised to the teacher for arriving late.
He apologised for not calling me.
Don’t apologise, I understand perfectly.

8. pay


I'll pay.
If I had money, I would pay what I owe you. As it is, I can't pay.
Can you tell me where the nearest pay phone is?
Poor Japanese immigrants were willing to work for low pay.
When he would not give them higher pay, they went on strike.
The pay was good, and that was their only motivation to participate in the study.
If she expects them to give her five days off work with pay, she's going to be disappointed.
You are richer than I am because your pay is double my pay.
I'd gladly pay more for something if it's of high quality.
The banker's pay cut was temporary, not permanent.
I was just wondering if I could borrow three hundred dollars from you. I can pay you back next Monday.
He had gone there to help garbage workers strike peacefully for better pay and working conditions.
Pay will be based on experience and educational background.
It doesn't make much sense to me that I have to pay more income tax than you even though you make more money than I do.
She owes him a lot of money, but she probably won't be able to pay it back.

9. ask


Ask me anything!
Well, I'll surely ask again.
He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.
I immediately wrote a letter to ask her, but she did not reply.
People ask you for criticism, but they only want praise.
If you ask me, reading comics is a complete waste of time.
He took my umbrella without bothering to ask.
If anyone was to ask what the point of the story is, I really don't know.
He's the last person I would ask help from, because he is completely unreliable.
Our section chief always makes a face at me when I ask him for something.
Why ask me? Wouldn't it be better to do it yourself?
I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders.
Obviously, Tom had a lot on his mind, but I had no choice but to ask him to spend some time helping us with our problems.
Ask and you shall receive.
People sometimes ask me what I'm going to do when I retire.

10. excuse


Excuse me?
It's very unlikely that the teacher will believe Tom's excuse for not having his homework done on time.
I don't think there is any excuse for his behavior. At the same time, we should listen to what he has to say.
Drunken fights and more drunken sex characterize their excuse for a relationship.
At least being sick gives you the perfect excuse to stay home and watch movies.
When anyone tries to explain the inexplicable, he is getting ready to excuse the inexcusable.
Crutches are pretty tricky ... "Excuse me, stretcher coming through!"
The principal called him to account for being absent without an excuse.
I don't have a stamp collection, but I have a Japanese postcard collection that I could use as an excuse to invite him.
She was even more surprised when she heard Miss Baker say, "Excuse me, but may I change places with you?"
What?! You didn't do your homework because of a soccer match? That's no excuse!
Instead use words like "some", "many", "often", and begin statements with openers like, "In my experience, ...", "Excuse me if I'm wrong, but...", "In many instances, ...."
Now if you'll excuse me, I'm late for a gumdrop parade on Foo-foo Island.
Always excuse yourself if you need to leave the table during and eat in company
After looking through your file, we ask that you excuse us for any inconveniences caused.

11. talent


You should make the most of this rare opportunity to demonstrate your talent.
The purpose of the committee is to develop children's musical talent.
All men have some natural talent, but the question is whether they can use it or not.
Masz wielki talent.
He came on board this company with a lot of fanfare and he turns out to have the skill and talent to live up to it.
You and David should totally learn that piece and play it at the talent show next year.
The next month he achieved his first NHL shutout and showed the talent of an NHL super goalie.
“A woman without talent – that’s virtue” - true words from the ancients of a thousand-years ago.
The amateur singer won first in the talent show hands down.
As a football manager, you need to be able to spot talent.
The talent of this woman will always impress me.
My special talent is that I become friends with anybody, anywhere, anytime.
Just as it is the tendency of great minds to make one hear much with few words, small minds have a talent for talking a lot, and saying nothing.
Not bad—not bad at all. This is quite a gathering of talent to have under one roof.
As well as this, the horse is also representative of human talent.

12. apply


Thousands of people apply for political asylum each year.
Apply within.
Apply to the office for further details.
When foreign citizens land in Japan, they must apply for landing permission at the air or seaports where they arrive.
All men who profit from the fruits of the earth must give back part of them to the Church, who will apply them to three uses: providing for pastors, the maintenance of religious buildings, help to the poor.
This is a basic factor that can even be said to be the common lot of man, it certainly doesn't apply only to Germans.
Bears also tend to sleep more during the day than at night, although in the summer, with twenty-four hours of light, this does not apply.
Anyone who really wishes to apply themselves to the freedom of mankind must have the courage to face the truth, regardless how bitter it may be.
To apply further analysis to documents and files matching the keywords and find the hidden truth is "knowledge".
Students from smaller universities are especially encouraged to apply
destroy the tissue affected by wart by freezing or applying topical acids
This is something we already require from the banks, so the same should apply to SMEs.
But that same principle must apply to Muslim perceptions of America. Just as Muslims do not fit a crude stereotype, America is not the crude stereotype of a self-interested empire.
It is one thing to acquire knowledge; it is quite another to apply it.
With your ability it should be a doddle, but please don't be prideful of that but first apply yourself dilligently with everyone in your class.

13. for


Is this for me?
This book is for students whose native language is not Japanese.
The bricklayer calculated that he would need 500 bricks for the wall.
The people next door were annoyed with us for making so much noise last night.
Why do you insist on paying for your school expenses yourself, when your parents are willing to give you financial support?
He attended the high school for three years without missing a single day or being late.
Even though I have studied English at school for the past six years, I'm still not good at speaking it.
The market for luxury goods is growing fast.
For all his wealth, he was still unhappy.
I will do that work on condition that I get paid for it.
Almost everyone in the class voted in favor of having a thank-you party for the teachers.
How about going for a drive to Lake Yamanaka with us tomorrow?
The two men understood one another perfectly, and had a mutual respect for each other's strong qualities.
After spending three weeks looking for a job, he found a well-paid one.
Your boyfriend got tired of waiting for you and left just now.

English word "for"(for) occurs in sets:

Nicholas' Sight Words
Vocabulary 5

14. search


Search me.
Heck, with oboe players there are those who, rather than search for a reed that suits them, find it faster to make their own.
After waiting all day, the workers were still looking for a break in the weather so they could resume the search.
It would only take 100 or 500 yen coins, so I search for change but don't find any.
I want you to search high and low for a writer who's just right for this project. Leave no stone unturned.
Her name appeared in 42 separate hits in a Google search.
The new Tatoeba website will use a home-made "hyper" database, a "made-from-scratch" search engine, and will run on a tatoebux-OS server with a tatoetel CPU made entirely out of tatoebium.
There are things that only intelligence is capable of searching for, but which it itself will never find. These things can only be found by instinct, but it will never search for them.
And this is how Pandark got lost in his room, never to be seen again. Some say that he died of hunger, others that he still wanders in search of his CDs.
The precision ratio is an index that indicates how many articles meet the search criteria out of all of the articles retrieved.
Physical strength is an important attribute as far as search and rescue dogs are concerned.
One of the major Internet search engines states that ‘Fast is better than slow’.
You may have to wait several weeks until a sentence you added is indexed by the search engine.
“Yandex” search engine started supporting Tatar language too.
However, compared to that in cities, rural use of online news, search engines, online shopping, online banking, online stocks and so on is much lower.

15. need


I need time.
If there's anything else you need, just let me know.
If you want to study in the United States, you need to get a student visa.
The cheap prices tempted me to buy things I didn't need.
Hikers need to carry a compass with them to find their way through the woods.
Since it's not the rainy season, there's no need for an umbrella.
He never turns his back on a friend in need.
Take your time. I know you need a couple of days to reflect on it.
Those who are suffering from hunger in Africa need urgent help.
A formula is very convenient, because you need not think about it.
I'm stuck in a rut in my boring job and need to do something new.
To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.
Calculate how much money we will need next year.
We got this chair for nothing because the lady next door didn't need it anymore.
I read in the newspaper recently that the crops really need rain.

English word "for"(need) occurs in sets:

verbs/adjectives, nouns with propositions M, N, O

16. charge


What charge is there for parking in the city centre during the day?
Cash or charge?
The man in charge of the merry-go-round decided to make sure everything was working properly.
And on the other side were all my sister's My Little Ponies ready for a cavalry charge
It appears that I don't have it in me to have a harem in my charge.
I'll charge you 1000 pesetas to repair the zip on these jeans.
This is a collect call from Mr Nakamura in Osaka. Will you accept the charge?
Everyone is entitled in full equality to a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal, in the determination of his rights and obligations and of any criminal charge against him.
When I reached the hall right away the person in charge unrelentingly said things like "This painting is certain to increase in value in the future," and I went and signed the contract.
It's easy to get into debt quickly with charge cards.
At the beginning of the fifth year, Tony said he was going to have to charge more.
The adoption papers are signed and the foster home says goodbye to their little charge.
The iPad Pro powers the keyboard, bypassing the need for a Bluetooth connection or having to charge the keyboard.
He was charged with taking ​care of the ​premises. She's been charged with ​murder. Is there a charge for ​children or do they go ​free?

17. blame


All right, do it your own way, but don't blame me if you fail.
Don't punish him for breaking the window. He is not to blame.
Don't blame him.
If you do your best, no one will blame you.
On the one hand, you are wrong, but on the other hand, I can't blame you for that.
He stuck his neck out for that idea, and now he's getting all the blame.
He liked to blame most of his faults and misfortunes on a tyrannical father.
You're not entirely to blame; just then I was listening to music all along, and wasn't paying attention.
If you discover any problems on Tatoeba, you should go ahead and blame Sysko.
Censorious people delight in casting blame.
In order to learn from mistakes, we construct a "no blame" system.
Many people blame him for Tony's death. They apologized for the delay and blamed it on technical problems.
Another celebrity sufferer blames her dysmorphia on the pressures of life as a teenage movie star.
Far from refuting the thesis that race is to blame for lower IQ score, Lynn's data actually supports it.