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1‘it was only a few minutes' walk to her office in Aldersgate Street’
place of business, place of work, workplace, workroom, studio
headquarters, base, centre
2‘the Paris office of the New York Herald Tribune’
branch, division, section, bureau, department
3‘he assumed the office of President on May 20’
post, position, appointment, job, day job, occupation, role, place, situation, station, function, capacity
4‘the offices of a nurse’
chore, duty, job, task, obligation, assignment, service, responsibility, charge, commission
5offices‘rescued through the good offices of the Italian Ambassador, he was returned safely to England’
assistance, help, aid, services, intervention, intercession, mediation, intermediation, agency, support, backing, patronage, aegis, auspices, advocacy
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