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comment Answering a question with another question when the answer is obviously 'Yes'
Some Popes have had Jewish ancestry although it invariably only came out many years after their death. The same thing was recently discovered about Cardinal O'Conner
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awarded  Curious
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comment Answering a question with another question when the answer is obviously 'Yes'
Why do people do this instead of answering directly?
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awarded  Famous Question
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awarded  Nice Question
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comment A night without sleeping
I think I was thinking of the French "nuit blanche"
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awarded  Yearling
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accepted applying modern standards / morals to a past era
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asked applying modern standards / morals to a past era
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comment Why use “of” in the phrase “delivered of a baby”?
Putting this into historical context... it was not so long ago that pregnancy was a life-threatening condition that many women did not get through alive (and it still is, though to a much lesser extent). To "be delivered" of this danger (and thus no longer be in fear of it) was quite an occasion to be celebrated, even overshadowing the new life itself.
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awarded  Scholar
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accepted Are all fees becoming “nominal”?
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comment Are all fees becoming “nominal”?
@MετάEd, none of the definitions you referenced covers the situation of every single fee, which is how it is being used
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answered What's the relation of the word “fallout” with the hypothesis of a nuclear disaster?
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answered What is a single word for “already made path”
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comment Combine upgrade and downgrade
Can you include a sample sentence in your question?
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answered Combine upgrade and downgrade
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asked Are all fees becoming “nominal”?
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awarded  Nice Question
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comment Does “girlfriend” or “boyfriend” always indicate partnership?
I think "girlfriend" means exclusive!