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not employed

Synonyms:

not on duty, absent, finished, inoperative, negligible, outside, postponed, slender, slight, slim.
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Correct spelling:
contain
Definition:
be capable of holding or containing; " This box won't take all the items"; " The flask holds one gallon"

Synonyms:

noun
contain
arrest, bear, carry, check, comprise, control, curb, hold, hold back, hold in, incorporate, moderate, stop, turn back.
verb
contain
accommodate, comprise, enclose, hold, include, receive, stow.
enclose
cage, confine, corral, cover, embrace, encircle, encompass, envelop, fence, impound, imprison, surround, trap.
hold back, control
bottle up, check, collect, compose, cool, cork, curb, harness, hog-tie, hold in, keep back, rein, repress, restrain, restrict, simmer down, smother, stifle, stop, keep lid on, put half nelson on.
include, hold
accommodate, comprehend, comprise, embody, embrace, enclose, encompass, have, hold, incorporate, involve, seat, subsume, take in, consist of, be composed of, have capacity for.
stative
bear, carry, comprise, contain, hold, incorporate, take.
Examples of usage:
  1. For although the old worship has passed away, it is almost impossible for us to open a book that does not contain some mention of the gods of long ago. – A Book of Myths by Jean Lang
  2. These contain only one entrance, leading directly into the bar. – Literary Lapses by Stephen Leacock
  3. The report last referred to will be found to contain also much useful information in relation to this subject. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  4. These papers contain Mr. Stebbing's report. – The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly by Charles James Lever
  5. " That's my surprise for you all," said Hansi, who could hardly contain herself for joy. – Fairy Tales from the German Forests by Margaret Arndt

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