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comment What did Samuel Johnson mean when he wrote this?
This answer is good but for lack of a citation. :-)
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comment What did Samuel Johnson mean when he wrote this?
Yes, that restatement (reversing the negative) also works quite well.
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answered What did Samuel Johnson mean when he wrote this?
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comment Does the “she was found in violation of…” <-> “she was violated” equivalence have a name?
@DanBron Possibly because it was closed.
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comment Using “Hello, boys/girls/men/women”
Also seen in "gentlemen ... start your engines".
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revised Does the “she was found in violation of…” <-> “she was violated” equivalence have a name?
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revised Does the “she was found in violation of…” <-> “she was violated” equivalence have a name?
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revised Does the “she was found in violation of…” <-> “she was violated” equivalence have a name?
use nonbreaking hyphens in suffix examples.
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revised Does the “she was found in violation of…” <-> “she was violated” equivalence have a name?
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answered Does the “she was found in violation of…” <-> “she was violated” equivalence have a name?
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comment What's a word for setting up a mechanism to prevent you from doing something in the future no matter what you may say or do then?
Based on a literature search, "Ulysses Contract" is prevalent. "Ulysses Pact" is very rare.
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comment What's a word for setting up a mechanism to prevent you from doing something in the future no matter what you may say or do then?
Following that link, it seems you can also refer to it as an "advance directive", or sometimes an "advance decision". The advantage is that the words will be easier for an unfamiliar person to interpret. The disadvantage is that a person with a law background may think you mean a "living will". Your best bet is to define whatever term you decide on.
Apr
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comment can we use `localite` for business entity?
Related (not a duplicate): english.stackexchange.com/questions/294702/…
Apr
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comment Why is “violated” being used as future perfect with a person as the object?
It's being used here to mean something like "cited" or "charged".
Apr
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comment Does a word rhyme with itself?
This is a matter of opinion. Rhythmically speaking, The last three words of the refrain are the weakest part of the song, not just because of the repeated word but also because John always stretched "world" over two beats and jammed "live-as-one" together on a single beat. Rhythmically it makes more sense to give "world", "live", and "one" a beat each, in the same rhythm as the second line, "not", "only", and "one". I say this as someone who loves this song.
Apr
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answered word for fraction of space filled with objects: occupancy?
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reviewed Close Is there a single word to represent 'which included'?
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reviewed Leave Open What does “Trump opposes women who were born women” really mean?
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reviewed Leave Closed Is the negation in the sentence stylistically charged?
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reviewed Leave Closed I'd better vs I better