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Using Google as a Dictionary

I have found a new use of google. For years I was looking for an excellent electronic English dictionary to no avail. It turns out Google is the answer.

For example, I want to use the phrase at no avail but I am not sure if it is used correctly. It does not help that the dictionary does not have such entry. But a search with news.google.com quickly turns up many examples. It also shows me that the correct phrase is to no avail instead of at no avail. Now I can use the correct phrase with confidence.

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