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A couple of weeks ago I came across a sentence search engine that allows you to search for a word or a phrase and would show sentences with said phrases, plus (user contributed) translations into other languages.

You could also just search for a verb, and sentences with different conjugations would show up.

I did not bookmark it and now can not seem to find it anymore...

Maybe anyone knows what I am talking about?

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Try this link to Lingoes for an English-English search engine & an English-Chinese/Chinese-English search engine: Jukuus. Also look at this question & its answers on Stack Exchange. – user21497 Mar 29 '13 at 0:25

Google works BEST always for me. :) especially their ngram. You can do all sort of stuff with it like their part of speech tags and even their different language tags. More info on ngram here. This is what Google says about it:

When you enter phrases into the Google Books Ngram Viewer, it displays a graph showing how those phrases have occurred in a corpus of books.

There are a couple others though. Try the phrase finder

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