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Speaking from a statistical perspective, it is definitely possible to create factual statements that have a bias. It's important to keep in mind the definition here: noun         prejudice in favor of or against one thing, person, or group compared with another, usually in a way considered to be unfair. I ...


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I would think the word "biased" should apply to a person, and only one who has some obligation to be neutral. However, a selection of facts can be biased. If you cherry-pick only the best or only the worst aspects of any entity, even if each fact is true in isolation, the impression can be misleading. For example, supporters of Obama like to say, "He ...


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There are facts and there are "facts" - with the latter, the quotes around it can be called 'scare quotes' ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scare_quotes ) - they are a way of saying "so called", ie implying that they are not facts at all. Presenting misinformation or outright lies as "facts" is such a common practise for people (or newspapers etc) trying to ...


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I'm not familiar with the term. I think it might just be badly written - perhaps they mean "large block capital letters"? I could see how "block" could get mistranslated to "box", since "block" is another word for "rectangle", which in turn could be called a "box". "Block capitals" is a style of writing which just uses clearly written capital letters, ...


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Yes, it can be used as a verb and CNN used it that way. Verbification in English is common and the linked Wikipedia article explains there are thousands of them: Examples of verbification in the English language number in the thousands, including some of the most common words such as mail and e-mail, strike, talk, salt, pepper, switch, bed, sleep, ...


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Officially it is a noun. The word comes from the combination of two Japanese words: “Bon” is a dish or thin bowl (“a modified vessel which has been divided or cut down from a deeper form”). “Sai” is a tree or other growing plant which is planted – “planted,” as would be a halberd or spear or pike stuck into the ground. “Bonsai” thus means or ...


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A situation that is sticky is one that is difficult to extricate oneself from, just as it is sometimes difficult, in a literal sense, to put down a piece of paper with adhesive on it. Merriam-Webster defines sticky as "difficult" or "problematic"--in other words, such a situation is not only not easy to extricate oneself from, it is also a negative ...


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Michael Quinion, Ologies and Isms: Word Beginnings and Endings (2002) suggests that words taking the suffix -phile can be sorted into a number of subgroups within the philos-related family: -phile Also -phil, -philia, -phily, -philic, and -philous. Lover of or enthusiast for, having an affinity with a given thing. {Greek philos, loving.} Several ...


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Taking this purely as a language question and not a philosophical one, I would say the answer is no, you can certainly have religious nationalism. "Are Hindu nationalists a danger to other Indians?" Zionism (Hebrew: צִיּוֹנוּת Tsiyyonut IPA: [t͡sijo̞ˈnut] after Zion) is a nationalist and political movement of Jews and Jewish culture that supports ...


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Just in case if anyone is wondering which one is more popular: (Queuing!)


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This is often referred to as a permanent loan A form of loan agreement in which an individual, trust, or company loans artwork or other objects to a museum for an extended period of time. The loan agreement may stipulate that the museum must display the loaned artwork in a specific area of the museum, that the artwork is to be displayed as part ...


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Let me point out very specifically why you're wrong. A "car" could reasonably be defined as a means of transportation that meets certain other requirements. A "toy car" is not a means of transportation. But there is nothing wrong with talking about a "toy car". The definition of a noun points to the cluster of concepts that noun embodies. Modifying a ...


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'Biased' facts usually are biased because they have been selected to support one opion. They still are facts and yet the collection can constitute a falsehood as it leaves out many other facts which would support a different opinion; I call this 'lying by omission'. So not so much the individual facts but the collection and filtering process is biased. ...


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Can a fact be 'biased'? No. If it's authentically a fact then it is an instance of a truthful event and describing it as biased would be technically incorrect. Can sets of facts be manipulated to represent a biased intention? Absolutely yes. And this is usually the area of expertise of politicians who handle multiple facts, expose the ones that are more ...


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No, that makes it sound like the concert travelled into the future like in a science-fiction story. You would say "the concert was rescheduled to a later date" (or time if it was moved within the same day) or "the concert was moved to a later date". You don't use "moved ahead in time" in any context other than the science-fiction story.


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The question 'How are you doing?' is a Pleasantry, rather than a genuine request for information, in this instance (ie the question is from a service employee rather than a friend or anyone who has a personal reason for being interested in your well-being). pleasantry : something (such as a greeting) that people say in order to be polite Source: ...


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I think it refers to this place, Fuller's field: a spot near Jerusalem (2 Kings 18:17; Isa. 36:2; 7:3), on the side of the highway west of the city, not far distant from the "upper pool" at the head of the valley of Hinnom. Here the fullers pursued their occupation. Fuller: The word "full" is from the Anglo-Saxon fullian, meaning "to ...


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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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Since the turn "belongs" to the English edition, so to speak, I would indicate the possessive with an apostrophe-s added to "edition." Also, since the second clause of the sentence is independent (it has a subject, it, and a verb, is), you need a comma after "Arabic." So you have: I read this novel four times in Arabic, and now it's the English edition'...


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It appears the biblical clay mine near Hinnom is variously translated as both "fullers field" and "potters field". Both of these occupations use clay, and clay mines are no good for agriculture. "Fullers' earth" is a common name for specific clays. Potters field is the more common name used in English for the unmarked burial ground for paupers, which is ...


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The sentence conveying that, the person already has interest in craft. So, he got into it. Or we can consider it as as a matter of interest. Sounds, both found interest and Already has interest, so chosen it are correct.


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Video sniffing is the process of reading a video feed from outside of the equipment actually carrying the feed. For example, with special equipment you could stand with a laptop under a public CCTV camera, and watch (and record) what the camera is recording, on your laptop: you are "sniffing" that video signal. If you did this you would be "tapping into a ...


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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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Going into the project (meaning near the start of it) people had some solutions. They had allegiance to those solutions ( meaning they believed and were attached to them). Mind mapping reduced that level of allegiance.( Presumably this made it easier for agreement to be reached on a single solution).


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Context is important, but it's pretty easy to get the gist of it, if not the exact meaning. Fishbowls - for goldfish, anyway - were traditionally round, like a globe, with an opening on the top and a flattened bottom. A circle, if you will. A circle has no beginning or endpoint - it is endless. The goldfish has no place to go; it can be still, but mostly ...


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I would suggest that the person claiming that the facts were biased is technically the one who is wrong. A fact cannot be biased. An argument can be biased but that would mean either the facts are misleading, misrepresentative or simply false, never biased. People often call their opinions facts, and in those cases the opinion is almost unilaterally biased ...


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Focusing on what one is left with after the initial disappointment, your description is almost the exact definition of regret: Regret (n): a feeling of sadness, repentance, or disappointment over something that has happened or been done (especially a loss or missed opportunity). Although, this may not meet your needs, since regret is often used in ...


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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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I've heard the phrase 'burn the (or a) candle to the quick', but that was long ago and I'm also searching for a reference to it. It means to use something completely up, and I believe the 'quick' is the base part of the candle where the wick is either anchored or begins.



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