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Word boundary

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use v6;

my $s = 'The elvish brown fox jumped over the the lazy dog';
# << and >> mark word boundary
if $s ~~ m/ << (\w+) \W+ $0 >> / {
    say $/[0];  # will print 'the'

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Written by Gabor Szabo

Published on 2012-01-01

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