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(as written abbreviation) an appointment.‘I have an appt with my accountant on Monday morning’‘one of the children has medical problems requiring lots of doctor's appts’
- ‘Have her see her doctor if she has any signs of pain, especially if it's been a few months since the last appt.’
- ‘Office hours: Mon & Thurs 11-12, by appt.’
- ‘I arrived dead on time for my appt this afternoon.’
- ‘Anyways, when my appt comes around I tell the woman that I don't think I lost any weight.’
- ‘I managed to book a solicitor's appt to sort out my Nan's will.’
- ‘Tomorrow i've got a series of appts (two interviews, only one is for a part-time position, which is better than nothing but not great).’
- ‘I'm also going to be seeing a psychologist when I get back from my trip, as soon as I make an appt.’
- ‘Woke up this morning, didn't go to school since I had dental appt.’
- ‘So I get to the office at 9 am and I find out my appt is at 9:30 am! Argh, how annoying.’
- ‘It is good that they pay for you to see a therapist, but for a full year they only allow 8 appts.’
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