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This site contains full-text corpus data from three large corpora -- GloWbE, COCA, and COHA. These corpora provide important insight into variation in English, which is not available from other sources.

With this full-text data, you have the actual corpora on your computer, and you can search the data in any way that you'd like. The data for all three corpora comes in three different formats: data for relational databases, word/lemma/PoS, and words (paragraph format). When you purchase the data, you purchase the rights to any and all of these formats.

wordlemma PoS
Treestreenn2
werebevbdr
swayingswayvvg
,,y
thoughthoughcs
gentlygentlyrr
,,y
andandcc
theirtheirappge
leavesleafnn2
werebevbdr
rustlingrustlevvg
asascs21
ififcs22
ininii
applauseapplausenn1
totoii
thetheat
changechangenn1
ininii
thetheat
weatherweathernn1
..y
Thisthisdd1
hadhavevhd
beenbevbn
goinggovvg
ononrp@
forforif
severalseveralda2
daysdaynnt2
..y
Thetheat
menmannn2
andandcc
womenwomannn2
whowhopnqs
gaugegaugevv0%
thetheat
climateclimatenn1
ononii
televisiontelevisionnn1
werebevbdr
exultantexultantjj
overoverii
thetheat
unusualunusualjj
runrunnn1
ofofio
goodgoodjj
weatherweathernn1
COCA: 440 million words | 190,000 texts | 1990-2012 | evenly divided (~88 million words each) into spoken, fiction, magazine, newspaper, academic

FICTION: Trees were swaying , though gently , and their leaves were rustling as if in applause to the change in the weather . <p> This had been going on for several days . The men and women who gauge the climate on television were exultant over the unusual run of good weather as if it was they who had brought it on .

MAGAZINE: The ability to approach every hunting situation with the same kind of open mind and without pre-conceived notions about " how it 's supposed to be done " is a trait all of the best deer hunters share . Plus , it 's a lot of fun to pull off-the-wall stunts that actually work in special situations .

NEWSPAPER: The protesters here certainly know what they do n't like : war , globalization , capitalism , drug laws , immigrant detention centers , a high-speed train line and , inexplicably , the Olympic torch . <p> " This is a discussion of war , " said Claudio Robba , 25 , one of maybe 150 protesters at a piazza , 

ACADEMIC: Synthesizing knowledge of the connections between above-surface and below-surface biodiversity was considered a priority to be addressed at a second workshop , since it would help to yield information on keystone species and interactions in ecosystem processes assess the extent of species 

SPOKEN: @SUMMIT It should be a C-note. @Mr._CARY_ANDERSON That's it. @Mr_ ANDERSON Oh, very good. See, you didn't have to get nervous, Mr. Cronick. You were really very good at it. @SUMMIT All right. @Mr._ANDERSON You -- you were coming fast and furious here. It was great. I could sleep. @(Laughing) I appreciate it.

GloWbE: 1.8 billion words | 1,800,000 texts | web pages | ~ 60% blogs | United States, Great Britain, Australia, India, and 16 other countries

United States (blog): So , my last blog post was about going out with a guy who really " got " me . He was cool with all the projects I do . Well , I did see him again later that week and let 's just say : Things got a little creepy . <p> He plays softball , and was going to come over after a game . He also loves horror movies and

Great Britain (general): Returning in 2012 with his fourth artist album , " The Agony & The Ecstasy " , High Contrast is set to reinstate his reputation at the top table with this superb twelve-track long player . <p> High Contrast himself describes The Agony & The Ecstasy as more personal than any other album he 's made 

Australia (blog): i want build a little biz to be the place to ' get a little help as you build your little biz . ' <p> but i also want to send a strong message about the people i want to help . people who want to ... <p> be awesome . do what you love . kick ass . <p> i have these words posted clear above my desk as a reminder to myself too .

India (general): The word apavitra anna refers to food that is unacceptable for a Vaisnava . In other words , a Vaisnava can not accept any food offered by an avaisnava in the name of maha-prasada . This should be a principle for all Vaisnavas . When asked , " What is the behavior of a Vaisnava ? " Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu replied , "

COHA: 385 million words | 115,000 texts | 1810-2009 | each decade has roughly the same balance of fiction, popular magazine, newspaper, and non-fiction books (more...)

1820s (fiction): whom he called his good genius , and his elevated character and rare purity entitled him to this distinction . The influence of his virtues and affection might , perhaps , have preserved Henry from the errors of his after life , but their opportunities of intercourse were rare and brief

1870s (non-fiction books): In which opinion all physiologists will join . As I have said , hysterical women certainly do exhibit a marked ability to go without both food and drink . I have had patients abstain from sometimes one , sometimes the other , and sometimes both , for periods varying from one day to eleven

1910s (newspaper): The Greenwich Equal Franchise League , composed entirely of New York society women , had taken part in the selection of candidates , and , deciding that one of their own sex could not be elected , advised their husbands and brothers whom to nominate .

1960s (magazine): " And when you have fifty bucks ' worth of candles , you have to light ' em , because they look so beautiful . " They both laughed . " The hippie thing was misinterpreted by the people of this country , " Guthrie said , a moment later . " The hippies were saying , ' Love everybody , ' but