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"He was given no direction or no influence, other than that of fair chance."

Here, what meaning does that have?

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You don't need the second no before influence. – Noah Apr 7 '14 at 12:56

That:

Referring to a specific thing previously mentioned, known, or understood

So it refers to "direction or influence".

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It's kind of a pronoun. "Which direction or influence? The direction or influence of fair chance". – Mitch Apr 7 '14 at 13:08

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