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In the game of life it's a good idea to have a few early losses, which relieves you of the pressure of trying to maintain an undefeated season.
Bill Baughan
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Noun

Singular
bourne

Plural
bournes

bourne (bournes)
  1. (countable, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A boundary.
    ..and though I did not stop in my advance, yet I went on slowly, like a man who should have passed a bourne unnoticed, and strayed into the country of the dead.
  2. (archaic) A goal or destination.
  3. (countable) A stream or brook in which water flows only seasonally.

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