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1‘the wound appeared to have been made with a sharp instrument’
implement, tool, utensil, device, apparatus, contrivance, gadget, contraption, appliance, mechanism
2‘when you have climbed to 800 feet you must check all the cockpit instruments again’
measuring device, gauge, meter, measure
indicator, dial, display
3‘drama is both a creative art form and an instrument of learning’
agent, agency, catalyst, cause, factor, channel, force, medium, means, mechanism, vehicle, organ
4‘he was a mere instrument acting under coercion’
pawn, puppet, creature, dupe, hostage, counter, cog
tool, cat's paw
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