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{adj: easy} free from worry or anxiety
"knowing that I had done my best, my mind was easy"
"an easy good-natured manner"
"by the time the chsild faced the actual problem of reading she was familiar and at ease with all the elements words"
<-> uneasy



{adv: by far, far and away, out and away} by a considerable margin
"she was by far the smartest student"
"it was far and away the best meal he had ever eaten"

{n: act, routine, number, turn, bit} a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program
"he did his act three times every evening"
"she had a catchy little routine"
"it was one of the best numbers he ever did"

{n: best seller, bestseller} a book that has had a large and rapid sale

{n: last laugh} ultimate success achieved after a near failure (inspired by the saying `he laughs best who laughs last')
"we had the last laugh after the votes were counted"

{n: record} the number of wins versus losses and ties a team has had
"at 9-0 they have the best record in their league"

{n: window} the time period that is considered best for starting or finishing something
"the expanded window will give us time to catch the thieves"
"they had a window of less than an hour when an attack would have succeeded"

{n: worst} the weakest effort or poorest achievement one is capable of
"it was the worst he had ever done on a test"
<-> best

{v: do well, had best} act in one's own or everybody's best interest
"You will do well to arrive on time tomorrow!"


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