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Aug
14
comment Why “lemon” for a faulty or defective item?
Especially in an ancient context, where they did not enjoy the access that we have to a large variety of fruits from various regions: If I only occasionally had access to a fruit, then a lemon would be my least favorite by far.
Aug
14
comment What is the difference between “unbeliever” and “disbeliever”
Disbeliever is not in common use Agreed. I've never heard of someone being labelled as a "disbeliever".
Aug
14
answered What is the meaning of “We went back and forth, but there was nothing we could do.”
Aug
14
answered Difference between “fell to the ground” vs. “fell on the ground”
Aug
14
answered Can I say “I have some apprehensions”?
Aug
14
answered “Walk my way” in the following
Aug
13
answered For each vs for every
Aug
12
comment Contemporary written usage of “whom” in objective case
This is precisely the kind of discussion up with which I will not put.
Aug
11
answered “Never saw” versus “didn't ever see”
Aug
9
comment Tea for the Tillerman
Reading the lyrics in context, we have rewards for the bringer of the rain, the sun itself, and the "tillerman". What goes with the rain and the sun? The tiller of the soil.
Aug
9
answered “so death swings open on its hinge”
Aug
9
answered Meaning of “garnish”
Aug
9
answered Are “disgraceful” and “ungraceful” two different kinds of negations?
Aug
9
answered what does “the powers that be have to really mean it for the work to matter” mean?
Aug
9
answered The word for the share of rows that has a value in a certain column
Aug
7
comment What is the antonym of “luck out”?
I'm with Jim. "Striking out" is trying and failing, whereas "Lucking out" is due to, well... luck.
Aug
7
answered Verb form of statistics
Aug
7
answered Is ‘Specialist’ lower in rank than noncommissioned or petty officer in military term?
Aug
7
answered What is the antonym of “luck out”?
Aug
5
answered Meaning of incentive