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square one

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. square onenoun

    the situation in which you begin an endeavor and to which you return if your efforts fail

    "the police are now back at square one after having arrested and released 27 men"; "she has tried to diet but always ends up back at square one"


  1. square onenoun

    the place where one begins; a lack of progress

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of square one in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of square one in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of square one in a Sentence

  1. Andreas Harsono:

    Groups can not track or see who has HIV. Facilities [ for prevention and treatment ] are disappearing. We going back to the 1990s in terms of HIV prevention programs, back to square one.

  2. Brian Campbell:

    My worry is that we could take it too far, then when the oil price goes back up and everyone is scurrying around for the same talent, rates could go through the roof and we're back to square one.

  3. Rachel Liverman:

    Our estheticians are there to answer your skincare questions and concerns and to help guide you along your skincare journey, no matter where you’re at, whether you’re starting at square one or square ten ; we can meet you wherever you are in your skincare journey.

  4. Hassan Rouhani:

    If the five countries came to the negotiating table and we reached an agreement, and if they could protect our interests in the oil and banking sectors, we will go back to square one (and will resume our commitments).

  5. Scott Gottlieb:

    I don't think it will be a new variant that sweeps across the globe and we're back to square one here, i think this is something that will probably push in the direction of eventually reformulating our vaccines, because what we're seeing is the new mutations are occurring with that Delta lineage.

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    relating to or involving money
    • A. pecuniary
    • B. naiant
    • C. ostensive
    • D. tenebrous

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