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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
from (preposition)
1.
a) - used as a function word to indicate a starting point of a physical movement or a starting point in measuring or reckoning or in a statement of limits came here from the city a week from today cost from $5 to $10
b) - used as a function word to indicate the starting or focal point of an activity called me from a pay phone ran a business from her home
2.
- used as a function word to indicate physical separation or an act or condition of removal, abstention, exclusion, release, subtraction, or differentiation protection from the sun relief from anxiety
3.
- used as a function word to indicate the source, cause, agent, or basis we conclude from this a call from my lawyer inherited a love of music from his father worked hard from necessity
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