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comment A more elegant way of writing “attempt to replicate them” for Teaching Statement
You can get dramatic with the expression, "follow in their footsteps" but as Kit said, "emulate" is the most concise and succinct word for that sentence.
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answered Why Birthday/Event day is called birthday/Even tday but not birth/Event dayMonth
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comment Why Birthday/Event day is called birthday/Even tday but not birth/Event dayMonth
Guessing here...it's because the duration of the celebration, whether it's a birthday or holiday, is one day (24 hours). For events like Breast Cancer Awareness - the duration of the event is a month so it's called "Breast Cancer Awareness Month".
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comment Where does the phrase “crazy like a fox” originate?
Hi Mason, please include your own research in your answer to help us see what you've already learned about this phrase.
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answered What is the word that defines walking confidently, coldly and calmly?
Apr
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comment What is the word that defines walking confidently, coldly and calmly?
I like saunter for this!
Apr
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comment What is the word that defines walking confidently, coldly and calmly?
I never heard boring for anything other than staring a hole into someone with their eyes or literally boring a hole - but never for walking! :-)
Apr
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comment What is a word for a person who thinks they are going to fail?
Do you want it to be a noun for the person or an adjective describing the person as a loser?
Apr
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comment Word to describe policy that attacks the environment?
Not my downvote, Nicole, but actually, anti-conservationist sounds more like it's against a person who is a conservationist. I might opt for an anti-conservation policy instead - but that's just my opinion.
Apr
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comment Meaning of “lead” in the context of knots/ knot tying
I don't believe "lead" in the case of the Ashley Book of Knots nomenclature is referring to fishing (which would be a "leader") but rather an element of the knot. I also found a reference from the ABOK where each knot refers to even and odd "leads" and "bights". I was able to determine that bights are unclosed loops but I haven't found an explanation for what element of the knot is considered to be "lead".
Apr
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comment Boom chakka wah wah
Hi Sehguh Nai! Please provide your research when asking a question. You can take the site tour for helpful information on how to use this site. english.stackexchange.com/tour :-)
Apr
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answered Another way to say “it never hurts”
Apr
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comment What do you call the act of searching for something by walking?
@dennisdeems, so then why did you say in your comment, "Combing is not walking"?
Apr
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comment What do you call the act of searching for something by walking?
@dennisdeems, combing can be walking in the context of searching for something. You can comb a neighborhood which can be done while walking, or you can comb a building - also done by walking.
Apr
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comment What do you call the act of searching for something by walking?
Mplungjan's "Combing" is an excellent answer and I've upvoted it but I'm wondering what your search for "searching" synonyms produced? Which synonyms did you find and why did you reject them?
Apr
21
comment “Patch up holes along the way.” Is this idiom common?
I'm more familiar with the idiom "fill in the gaps".
Apr
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comment Why are certain competitions called a “Classic?”
True that, @RegDwigнt, but this is not a question about a single name. There are a myriad of events that share "Classic" in their title, I, for one, would be very interested to see where this leads.
Apr
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comment Idiom/expression for changing the subject in a conversation
I like it @Sam, I think I'll have to adopt it! :-)