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Is There A Word For This?

I'm trying to find out if a word exists, which describes the following: During a situation on public transportation, where a person is checking the tickets of those onboard and...

What’S The Point Of A Sentence?

What’s the point of a sentence? The passage below is from The Library: A Fragile History by Andrew Pettegree Print also represented a decisive fork in the road in one other...

What Does Each Library Mean?

What Does each library mean? The passage below is from The Library: A Fragile History by Andrew Pettegree After the splendours of the great library at Alexandria, an inspiration...

Brim Vs Brim Over?

Hi Are these the same and equally natural? He handed me a bowl brimming with soup. He handed me a bowl brimming over with soup. Thanks, Tom ...

Do The Table?

Hi Could you please tell me what the red part means? Does it mean ' lay the table '? Will the do the table while I talk to your aunt? Thanks, Tom ...

I Like To Eat My Food Very Hot?

Hi I am not happy with the red part. Could you please fix it and make it sound natural? I like to eat my food very hot-- so hot that the smoke is still issuing. Thanks, Tom...

Have Wallpaper Installed?

Hi Is this sentence fully natural? I'm thinking of having wallpaper installed in my living room. Thanks, Tom ...

In Awe Of The Views?

Hello everyone! I was hoping someone could clear this up for me: Does this "in awe of the views" mean that they admire the view they have from the inside of the space station...

"Sing The Phone Book"?

Hi guys, Would anyone please tell me what the phrase "sing the phone book" means? Thanks a lot!

Frustration?

Hi What's the difference between the frustration of neoclassicism and the failure of neoclassicism? Thanks in advance ...

Civil Servants?

Hi. What's the difference between civil servants, public servants, and government employees? Thanks in advance ...

Apertura?

Hi. What does it means that: The government’s commitment to the apertura has not been shaken. ?Thanks in advance ...

To Keep The Romance Alive?

I read the example sentence from a dictionary. Do native speakers of English always use the before romance to mean sexual love? I'm not sure if the is essential in the...

Haven't Arrived Until?

I failed to interpret that sentence clearly. Could you tell me what the sentence means? My interpretation: 1. You've finally founded out this restaurant that is surprisingly...

Difference Between History And Story?

What's the difference between History and Story?

Lend Easily?

Hi. What does it mean that: his theory did not lend itself easily to the sort of mathematical elaborations for which a number of development economists were developing a special...

Hi What Does Eds. Mean?

Hi What does eds. mean in: See Fals Borda (1988) and Fals Borda and Rahman, eds. (1991). ?Thanks in advance ...

The Analytic?

Hi What does it mean that: Foucault refers to this aspect of modernity as “the analytic of finitude.”? Thanks in advance ...

The Meaning Of WHEN?

The meaning of WHEN The sentence below is from Capital by Karl Marx. Labour adds oil to the lamp of life, when thinking inflames it… I want to ask the exact meaning of...

"To Brook No Argument"?

I found this phrase in my Oxford dictionary. It was used in the sentence: "His voice brooks no argument" and means (according to the same dictionary) that judging by the person...

Tore His Beard?

Hey guys, what does the phrase mean: "And Mr Willy Wonka tore his beard and shouted, “This is terrible! I shall be ruined!"? Roald Dahl. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ...

Sleep Off The Journey?

Hi Would you say that 'sleep off' works naturally with these? I have heard that (in the olden days) when people travelled by ship to faraway places, it took them days to sleep...

Space?

Hello. What is meant by little space in: The United States will be there for two hundred years and it can continue to shoot men for that little space till they learn to vote...

What Does "Inside Out" Mean In This Context...

Hi, What is the meaning of "inside out" in the following sentence? Does it have the same meaning as "completely"? "Be Gorgeous Inside Out" This string appears as the mobile user...

The Reason Of ‘Their’?

The reason of ‘their’ The passage below comes from Women, Race & Class by Angela Y. Davis. He cites the story of a woman whose great-grandmother always described with enthusiasm...
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