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Part of speech: Preposition

Shows physical surrounding; as, clothed in purple; lost in the night; denotes being surrounded by activities, interests, etc.; as, in business; in trouble; in work up to his ears; signifies within a state or condition; as, still in death; in wintertime; indicates wholes; as, he was the most prominen man in town; means within; as, he lies now in his tomb; means into; as, go in the house.

Part of speech: Adverb

Indicates direction; as, he went in; nearness, or at home; as, my master is in; position in general in relation to surroundings, etc.

Usage examples "in":
  • We are livin' in one of 'is willas. - "In the Track of the Troops", R.M. Ballantyne.
  • Why didn't you come in before? - "The Keeper of the Door", Ethel M. Dell.
  • What could I say in answer but " I come"? - "Divine-Comedy-Longfellow-s-Translation-Complete", Dante Alighieri.