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How to sign: a unit of language that native speakers can identify
"words are the blocks from which sentences are made"; "he hardly said ten words all morning";
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How to sign: the sacred writings of the Christian religions
"he went to carry the Word to the heathen";
How to sign: new information about specific and timely events
"they awaited news of the outcome";