Part of speech: noun

A measure, the twelfth part of a foot.

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Usage examples "inch":

  1. That was 'within an inch of your life, ' as they say. - "Edison, His Life and Inventions", Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin.
  2. When it reached his hand, he saw to his joy, that the key was a good inch nearer. - "The Great Drought", Sterner St. Paul Meek.
  3. He did not believe that the man was dying, and he did not intend to step aside one inch from the position he had taken. - "The Little Colonel", Annie Fellows Johnston.