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“… time will ply to form a single galaxy …”

meanings of ply


  1. To persist in offering something to, especially for the purpose of inducement or persuasion.
  2. To travel over (a route) regularly.
  3. To press upon; to urge persistently.
  4. To work at (something) diligently.
  5. To work diligently.
  6. To manoeuvre a sailing vessel so that the direction of the wind changes from one side of the vessel to the other; to work to windward, to beat, to tack.
  7. To wield or use (a tool, a weapon, etc.) steadily or vigorously.
  8. To bend; to fold; to mould; to adapt, to modify; to change (a person's) mind, to cause (a person) to submit.
  9. To bend, to flex; to be bent by something, to give way or yield (to a force, etc.).


  1. A layer of material.
  2. Short for plywood.
  3. A bent; a direction.
  4. A condition, a state.
  5. A strand that, twisted together with other strands, makes up rope or yarn.
  6. In two-player sequential games, a "half-turn" or a move made by one of the players.

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