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True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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Noun

Singular
inside

Plural
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  1. The interior or inner part.
    The inside of the building has been extensively restored.
  2. The side of a curved road, racetrack etc. that has the shorter arc length; the side of a racetrack nearer the interior of the course or some other point of reference.
    The car in front drifted wide on the bend, so I darted up the inside to take the lead.
  3. (colloquial) (in plural) The interior organs of the body, especially the guts.
    Eating that stuff will damage your insides.

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Preposition

inside

  1. Within the interior of something, closest to the center or to a specific point of reference.
    He placed the letter inside the envelope.
  2. (colloquial) In prison.
    He's inside, doing a stretch for burglary.

Adverb

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Positive
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  1. Within or towards the interior of something, especially a building.
    It started raining, so I went inside.

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Adjective

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  1. Originating from or arranged by someone inside an organisation.
    The reporter had received inside information about the forthcoming takeover.
    The robbery was planned by the security guard: it was an inside job.
  2. (baseball) A pitch that is toward the batter as it crosses home plate.
    The first pitch is ... just a bit inside.
  3. Nearer to the interior of a running track, horse racing course etc.
    Because of the tighter bend, it's harder to run in an inside lane.

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