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"Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the values you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memory of your loved ones. I am not afraid."

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accepted Word for prematurely calling a middle-aged person old?
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comment Word for prematurely calling a middle-aged person old?
I think demeaning may be the most appropriate for me (and my father). I'm posting the card this morning, so will accept demeaning as the answer. Cheers.
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comment Word for prematurely calling a middle-aged person old?
Ha - I'm sure the last one would go down a treat ;) Thanks for the suggestions.
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accepted A word that describes a process that can be both good and bad
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comment A word that describes a process that can be both good and bad
Interesting suggestion. Duplicity ("double-dealing") isn't a bad suggestion either!
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comment A word that describes a process that can be both good and bad
I agree with @J.R. - you have made a good suggestion! Dualistic is a term I could comfortably use to refer back to the "dualistic nature of the immune system" without any qualms about the reader missing my point due to an unfamiliar word. I will wait to see any more suggestions, but otherwise this would be my first choice I think.
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comment A word that describes a process that can be both good and bad
I think this may be the easiest to immediately interpret what I'm getting at. I will obviously need to explain the concepts I'm talking about initially, but to refer back to the "dualistic nature of the inflammatory response" would work very well indeed. Thanks.
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comment A word that describes a process that can be both good and bad
@T.E.D. the word 'bad' can mean bad OR good - I could surely not use it in this context to mean both!
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comment A word that describes a process that can be both good and bad
@Jim that is of course a possibility. I was just sure that I'd heard a word used that quite accurately represented my meaning! Thanks to all for the suggestions.
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