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He was a reminder that within one party can exist many distinctive strands of political thought. Times, Sunday Times (2014) One is stranded in a scary place a long way from anywhere. The Sun (2006)This risks holding up their careers and could leave them stranded on low pay for longer. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Slice into long thin strands or shred using a mandolin. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But a huge storm means that special machines needed for the games are stranded in another country. The Sun (2006)Then twist some hair strands together on one side of the cut to form a stitch. The Sun (2015)Thousands of holidaymakers and lorry drivers were left stranded. The Sun (2015)He struggled to get the strike in the closing overs and was left stranded one short. The Sun (2010)It was an attempt to bring together the strands of a life that would soon end. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Shetland wool is so fine it can be spun as thin as a strand of silk. Times, Sunday Times (2007)In some cases this has left people stranded overseas without money because their bank has blocked their card. Times, Sunday Times (2012)For hours on end up she would sit in front of the mirror moving a single strand this way and that. The Sun (2013)Typically, it will consist of extremely thin components with a strand of wire as an antenna. Corporate Cloak and Dagger (1994)Though rarely exhibited, they form an important strand of his work. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Two were cancelled and they ended up stranded at Chicago airport. The Sun (2010)The fences were mostly oak posts and wire -- five or six strands of plain wire. Lost Voices of the Edwardians: 19011910 in the words of the Men & Women Who Were There (2006)For an elegant image, pull a few strands of hair forward to frame your face. The Sun (2015)Two strands of thread are crossed over the desired area and pulled taut, cutting the hairs in perfect symmetry. The Sun (2011)Walking down the street with the wind in your hair, not worrying about being fired because you have a strand out of place. Times, Sunday Times (2012)At the height of this tourist season taxi drivers went on strike, leaving holidaymakers stranded at airports and unable to reach their destinations. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The Australian Outback can be a deadly place to be stranded. The Sun (2008)The single strand that links the two is a hotel in Mozambique, part of the old empire and still there. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Should they fail, two trips to France could leave them stranded in the middle of the pool when the dust has settled after round six. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This means that equality forms an important strand of the trust's procurement policy: it does not buy goods or services from suppliers whose values contradict its own. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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British English: strand NOUN
A strand of something such as hair, wire, or thread is a single thin piece of it.
She tried to blow a gray strand of hair from her eyes.
British English: strand VERB
If you are stranded, you are prevented from leaving a place, for example because of bad weather.
The climbers had been stranded by a storm.
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