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An example use of ounce in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… need to use every ounce of his political …”
An ounce is a unit of weight.
the word ounce occurs in english on average 6.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that ounce can be often used in the following areas:
1) life, nature, and living environment;