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(law) Basis or justification for something, as in "grounds for divorce."
(plural only) The sediment at the bottom of a liquid, or from which a liquid has been filtered (as in coffee grounds).
From ground, past participle of to grind
From ground (“basis, surroundings”)
And apparently, he alone knows how to render the grounds no longer sacred.
He was trying to make the best of a situation most men would have considered grounds for divorce.
Jackson had decided to build a gallery on the grounds, and although she protested, he knew she would be thrilled with it.
Taking the Eiraku porcelains of Kioto as models, Hachiroemon employed red grounds with designs traced on them in gold.
Prince Andrew, depressed and preoccupied with the business about which he had to speak to the Marshal, was driving up the avenue in the grounds of the Rostovs' house at Otradnoe.
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