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revised Is it possible to do something both “cleverly” and “unknowingly” at same time?
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comment Is it possible to do something both “cleverly” and “unknowingly” at same time?
@GEdgar because to me, "cleverly" has always suggested "actively knowing what you're doing" -- so seeing it used with "unknowingly" strikes me as bizarre, and I wonder if I'm missing something about "cleverly."
Apr
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asked Is it possible to do something both “cleverly” and “unknowingly” at same time?
Mar
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comment did “born and bred” originally have different meaning?
so WS2, are you saying that the British meaning of "bred and born in Britain" is akin to "born in Britain to parents who lived in Britain at the time of conception"? Or would 'bred and born' have same meaning as 'born and bred'?
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asked did “born and bred” originally have different meaning?
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comment Opposite of Envy
+1 terrific answer. I would point out that number 2 contrasts with jealousy, while we are trying to contrast with envy -- and jealousy and envy are slightly different (though whoever wrote #2 might have actually meant to say "contrasted with jealousy or envy")
Mar
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comment Can the verb “solve” be applied to the noun “challenge”?
+1 Now I dislike Halliburton even more!
Mar
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comment Opposite of Envy
-1 because "contentedness" does not address how the emotion was inspired by observing another person (whereas "envy" clearly does -- so its opposite must, too)
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comment Opposite of Envy
-1 same reason as tim
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answered Opposite of Envy
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answered Is there any English/American equivalent for the Hungarian phrase “beating the nettle with someone else's penis”?
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answered “View”, but for hearing
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