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answered Meaning and origin of “bite the bullet”
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comment 'Peers' and 'Peeps' seem to be synonyms in two of their senses. Any other examples?
@JoeBlow: Calm down. You are making a faulty inference, and doing so in boldface.
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comment 'Peers' and 'Peeps' seem to be synonyms in two of their senses. Any other examples?
"Are there any other examples of words that are synonyms in multiple senses?" Uh, yeah. Like many, many words. Voting to close as too broad.
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comment 'Peers' and 'Peeps' seem to be synonyms in two of their senses. Any other examples?
Are you sure? Even at Easter?
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comment Off the turnpike - what does it mean?
@DmitriPisarenko: She became a public charge (someone who has to be taken care of by the government) probably because she didn't fit into any other category and more than likely she was under-age.
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comment What do you call someone who dresses strangely or extravagantly?
A trick-or-treater.
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comment Correct use of 'comprise'
@DJFar: Yeah, and I'm one of those people who hates when folks use comprised and composed interchangeably.
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comment Correct use of 'comprise'
I think you mean comprises can be translated to "is composed of."
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comment possible ambiguity of 'he' when two nouns are in use
No rule. Just try to be as clear as you can. When someone is worried about clarity you often see constructions like "Brahma explained to Indra the mistake he, Indra, had made."
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comment What does “strip away all the sound and fury” means?
I miscapitalized Macbeth. Stupid fingers.
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comment What does “strip away all the sound and fury” means?
It's referencing a quote from MacBeth and refers to the babbling of idiots. Draw your own conclusions.
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revised In (a) broad range of
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comment In (a) broad range of
Well, "range" is a singular noun, so yes it should have the article "a" before it in written text.
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comment Qualitative Measurement
Maybe you're looking for assessment?
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comment “Up with the… ” (complete the saying for waking up early)
@Tim: I responded before the post was edited.
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comment “Up with the… ” (complete the saying for waking up early)
Substitute any aspect of the early morning: up with the dawn, the birds, the sun, whatever.
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comment “Up with the… ” (complete the saying for waking up early)
Said nobody ever.
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comment Chinny chin chin
@TimRomano: Only when they don't understand something.
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comment Chinny chin chin
It is a rhyme meaning "chin" and padded out with extra syllables to fit the meter. This sort of thing often happens in fairy stories and nursery rhymes.
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comment 'look the worse for'
You don't always have to let words lead you into a cliché.