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comment Devoid and Lack
To be lacking means there isn't enough of something. To be devoid of something means there isn't any
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comment The history of the phrase, “to drop the ball.”
I don't think it does. I think it's a sports analogy.
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comment The Usage of Have Been in a Sentence
Not if it was to have been submitted as a homework assignment.
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comment Can I say “listen for it” and “smell for it”?
The idiom is to follow your nose: "he can locate the perfect onion by just following his nose"
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comment What does idiom 'hippo in a haystack' mean?
Reminds me of a joke I heard when I was about 10 years old: Why do elephants paint their toenails red? So they can hide in cherry trees. Have you ever seen an elephant in a cherry tree? No? That's how well it works.
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comment Can I start a sentence with Then?
Related: english.stackexchange.com/questions/185083/…
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comment How does 'to deport' mean 'to conduct oneself' ?
I don't think that's the meaning of deport about which the OP has questions.
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comment Default position of a switch
I might say, "Ensure all switches are in their default positions." since I may not have to actually move some of them.
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comment I wanted sb to win ==? Sb is the entity I wanted to win
Yes, it's perfectly fine to say, "StackExchange is the website I wanted to win". but you could also say, "StackExchange is the website I wanted to see win."
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comment I wanted sb to win ==? Sb is the entity I wanted to win
Well, even if it seems that way, it won't be taken that way unless the context indicates it should be. Most sentences are ambiguous if taken out of context.
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comment I wanted sb to win ==? Sb is the entity I wanted to win
The point is, the way to fix ambiguity is to reword and the most direct rewording is the wording I provided. Having said that, @LittleEva is right that given the proper context (We both know that an award is being given to a website) saying, "StackExchange is the website I wanted to win." there is little chance of being interpreted the wrong way. Nobody thinks you are in a position to win a website, so nobody will think that's what you meant.
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comment I wanted sb to win ==? Sb is the entity I wanted to win
I wanted StackExchange to win [ the award].
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comment Can I use 'no more' with future tense?
Or even,"No more will I love thee [you]"
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comment Are there English figurative expressions equivalent to Japanese idiom 馬耳東風 meaning a person who doesn’t listen to other’s advice?
I agree. not listening to your boss is wrong. If he'd listened to his boss, he'd still have a job. :)
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comment How does 'contingent' mean 'subject to chance'?
if two things are in motion on their own trajectories they might touch at some point in the future or they might not and unless you take the time and energy to really analyze it, their touching will appear to be a chance occurrence.
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comment What's the proper expanded form of RGB and HSL?
@JanusBahsJacquet- Hmm, I'd never even heard "lightness" as a possibility until just now. I've always referred to it as Luminance as do such authorities as Adobe and Anaheim Scientific
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comment What's the proper expanded form of RGB and HSL?
Luminance not lightness
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awarded  Enlightened
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comment Is “also was” a correct construction?
Possibly related: english.stackexchange.com/questions/90756/…
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awarded  Good Answer