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I've consulted several different dictionaries, and all say pretty much that both words mean the same thing. At first, I thought that "eternal" may indicate no start or end, while "everlasting" only specifies no end. But that is NOT the case. My Random House Websters College Dictionary (2001) lists "eternal" as a synonym for everlasting. The American ...


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It appears that the words play and rage were often paired in Middle English, the one word complementing the other. Middle English Dictionary By Hans Kurath CT abbreviation for Canterbury Tales pleien (V) 2. (a) to play amorously; make love, engage in sexual intercourse (al393) Gower CA 1.1764: Thei were wedded in the nyht.. And sche began ...


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There is nothing wrong with the sentence. "Zero tolerance", in engineering and statistics, means "allowing no deviations from the standard". It does not imply that the standard is enforcing a positive or negative attribute. The term has been "hijacked" in several contexts to have more specific meanings, but the above use in not in one of those contexts. ...


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Crazy literally means "mentally deranged," but in the slang sense it implies some combination of intensity, chaos, confusion and unbelievability --a level of sensory overload that could drive one crazy, or make you feel as if you were already mentally deranged. Used as a modifier, it adds its own connotations to the adjective modified. Crazy busy means ...


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It really depends on when this is being said. "Don't work yourself so hard" would mean that whoever says it is observing this person working really hard and is admonishing them to relax a little. "Don't work yourself too hard" would mean that the person saying this either does not know how much work has been done or is being done and is warning them not ...


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They're not packing anything. They're the ones packed into that space. The speaker is complaining that they might not be able to do their work because they'll be packed into that little space. They need space to do the job but they won't have enough space, because they will be packed into that little space. ODO definition of "pack": 2.1 (often as ...


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Is it not me lyste (that is, my lust) that both play and rage. With sense of rage as in a fire burning. An adolescent response to the sight of the attractive woman that the angel is urging to be controlled.


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In the context of a person speaking, chime means to either interrupt a conversation with an unwanted opinion, or to participate harmoniously in a conversation. Given that the two meanings are polar opposites, it is well to understand it in the general context of the text!


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I used the above answers some and googled some, but my takeaway is: Youth speaks to himself and says: With women I have sex with sometimes lightly and sometimes carnally Angel: To your soul it is great damage Devil: If you be holy in your young age Your offspring will increase an your character will be molded swage = the shaping of metal (the gripping tool ...


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The original (back in 2012 or earlier) gibe at Elizabeth Warren involved referring to her as "Fauxcahontas"—that is, "Fake [Po]cahontas," the implication being that she didn't really have any Native American ancestry but was exploiting special minority preferences in school admissions and elsewhere to gain an unfair advantage over both "real" Native ...


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Shakespeare was almost godlike in his capacity to put into English, sentiments that crystallize some recognizable human experience in a novel way. There are two entities who have influenced English more than anything else: One is The King James Bible; the other is William Shakespeare. These two have given us some of our most colorful, and fun, idioms. ...



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