POTUS's Speech

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M. J. Powell:
I heard part of POTUS's speech today, and thought he said something like 'dwelling in xx and hopelessness'.
'Dwelling in hopelessness' sounds odd to my ears, but I don't know what, if anything, is wrong with it.
Mike

M.J.Powell
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Skitt:
[nq:1]I heard part of POTUS's speech today, and thought he said something like 'dwelling in xx and hopelessness'. 'Dwelling in hopelessness' sounds odd to my ears, but I don't know what, if anything, is wrong with it.[/nq]
First, the context might be helpful, then the intended meaning of "dwell" will have to be determined. That sentence fragment might be just fine, than again, it might not.

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John Dean:
[nq:1]I heard part of POTUS's speech today, and thought he said something like 'dwelling in xx and hopelessness'. 'Dwelling in hopelessness' sounds odd to my ears, but I don't know what, if anything, is wrong with it. Mike[/nq]
"All who live in tyranny and hopelessness can know: the United States will not ignore your oppression, or excuse your oppressors."
John Dean
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Oliver Cromm:
[nq:1]I heard part of POTUS's speech today, and thought he said something like 'dwelling in xx and hopelessness'. 'Dwelling in hopelessness' sounds odd to my ears, but I don't know what, if anything, is wrong with it.[/nq]
More than any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly.

- Woody Allen

Oliver C.
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don groves:
[nq:2]I heard part of POTUS's speech today, and thought he ... don't know what, if anything, is wrong with it. Mike[/nq]
[nq:1]"All who live in tyranny and hopelessness can know: the United States will not ignore your oppression, or excuse your oppressors."[/nq]
One wonders what his good friends, the Saudi royal family, will make of his remarks. Also the leaders of Egypt and Pakistan.
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Donna Richoux:
[nq:1]I heard part of POTUS's speech today, and thought he said something like 'dwelling in xx and hopelessness'.[/nq]
He didn't use "dwell" or "dwelling," according to Google News, but they give this sentence about "hopelessness":
"All who live in tyranny and hopelessness can know: the United States will not ignore your oppression or excuse your oppressors."
[nq:1]'Dwelling in hopelessness' sounds odd to my ears, but I don't know what, if anything, is wrong with it.[/nq]
Well, he didn't say it, so it's hard to guess. Do you have problem with "live in hopelessness"?
It's not a very common phrase:
"live in despair" 2520
"live in hopelessness" 178 Ratio 14:1

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Frances Kemmish:
[nq:1]Well, he didn't say it, so it's hard to guess. Do you have problem with "live in hopelessness"?[/nq]
I wouldn't want to do it, but, on the other hand, I wouldn't like Mr Bush's preferred method of rescuing people from it.

Fran
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M. J. Powell:
Well, yes, I do. It seems a very awkward phrase.
'Live without hope' would have been better. But who am I to argue with his speech writers?
Mike

M.J.Powell
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John O'Flaherty:
[nq:2]"All who live in tyranny and hopelessness can know: the United States will not ignore your oppression, or excuse your oppressors."[/nq]
[nq:1]One wonders what his good friends, the Saudi royal family, will make of his remarks. Also the leaders of Egypt and Pakistan.[/nq]
They, like everyone else, know what a gasbag he is. He advocates freedom for everyone from everything but the US and its "allies".
john
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