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Explain what this comparison actually means! What does the writer want to convey in this comparison? In what way does Latin relate to French rap? [migrated]

Can anyone please explain what this comparison actually means? The Arabic of “Frozen” is frozen in time, as “localized” to contemporary Middle Eastern youth culture as Latin quatrains in French rap. ...
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What does this sentence mean: “You said, levelling your voice”? [closed]

What does it mean to level one's voice at someone? The full sentence is: You said, levelling your voice at him as if it was a sword.
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Which sentence is the best?

Which one is (more) correct? Do they all mean the same? How long will it take FOR dinner be ready? How long will it take TO dinner be ready? When will dinner be ready? When is dinner going to be ...
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What does this sentence mean “The untapped potential way to monitor sun’s rise is phenomenal.”? [closed]

The untapped potential way to monitor sun’s rise is phenomenal.
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LOVE NOKIA / NOKIA LOVE makes sense? [closed]

I'm making a simply typography design which would either say LOVE NOKIA or NOKIA LOVE. I want to use one of them to convey : I love Nokia / We love Nokia / We all love Nokia. But for some reasons I ...
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Meaning of “Thank you for entertaining my application”?

I found this line at the end of an application. What does it mean actually? When to use it? Thank you for entertaining my application.
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What does “rigor of Silver’s hand-tuned models” mean in this extract?

As Election Day loomed in 2012, traffic at the New York Times website spiked, as is normal during moments of national importance. But this time, something was different. A wildly disproportionate ...
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During vs in vs due to differences [closed]

There can be at least 3 possibilities to say about deaths caused by any virus/pandemic, for example covid-19. N number of people lost lives during covid-19 pandemic. N number of people lost lives in ...
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Is this just an error or am I missing something?

I ran across the following passage on a package of tea: "As the farmers all our teas come with a Tea Passport guaranteeing quality and sustainability from bush to cup". I don't see how this ...
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What does 'I feel sorry for my job' mean? [closed]

I wonder what the following sentence means: I feel sorry for my job. Does it mean that I feel dissatisfied or unhappy with my work? Thanks.
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Can the word 'While' mean 'On the one hand' in the beginning of the sentence? [closed]

The usage of the word while as on the one hand at the beginning of the sentences looks confusing to me. I tried looking for threads addressing this question on this site. Unfortunately, I couldn't ...
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What does “subject” means in “subject (a place, text, etc.) to a thorough search in order to locate something.”

I read the sentence "subject (a place, text, etc.) to a thorough search in order to locate something." from the definition of "scour". I want to know the meaning of "subject&...
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Which phrase is correct, “what happened is” or “what happened was”? [duplicate]

Which phrase is correct, "what happened is” or “what happened was"?
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“Forgive my verbosity”

I heard a text in English read out loud the other day. It was a translation from Russian of a letter a man had written in response to an existential question addressed to him by letter by his sister. ...
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Must I “stand” in order to “stand still”? [closed]

When I tell someone: Stand still! do they need to be standing at that moment? When I tell someone: Sit still! do they need to be sitting at that moment? If yes, is there a more general statement (...
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Alternative ways to say I am busy with some work [closed]

The context is - Someone asks for help with a task. And I don't have time for it due to busy schedule. So these are the things that come to my mind - I am stuck in some work I am caught up in some ...
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“I am really not into it” vs “I am not really into it” [duplicate]

If someone asks help on a subject, and I am lacking in knowledge on it, which is appropriate or correct? I am really not into it I am not really into it The intention is to convey that I am not well ...
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Which is appropriate to use “budget for” or “willing to pay” [closed]

Someone wants me to help him on assignment etc. Is it correct to ask Whats your budget for this? How much you are willing to pay for this? Will 100$ work for you ? (Here I am directly giving the ...
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Use of recurring words - 'somebody who' [closed]

Think of somebody who takes you for granted, somebody who is treating you with disgust, somebody who thinks about you as a thing to use. Is that sentence well written? I mean the recurring part '...
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Understanding sentence (at odds; critical standing)

But Mendelssohn’s enduring popularity has often been at odds — sometimes quite sharply — with his critical standing. What do at odds and critical standing mean in the above sentence?
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What does 'non cumulative overtime' mean in this sentence?

The side effect is mainly neutropenia which is reversible within 5 to 7 days, and non-cumulative overtime. What does 'non-cumulative overtime' describe in this sentence? 'neutropenia' or the time?
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Understand long sentence (no comma)

Could you give me some tips on how to simplify and understand long sentences like the following? For example, when to take a pause; what to look for; etc. This meant communications had to be relayed ...
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what does it mean“This status anxiety fuels the ambition needed to reach for success”? [closed]

Is there anyone who explains it to me? " This status anxiety fuels the ambition needed to reach for success."
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What does “Don't patronize me” means

I heard these lines in several places - Don't patronize me . what does this exactly mean? Checked the definition on google. But I couldn't get a feel for it.
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Meaning of some words

The closing decades of an artist’s life do not generally make the biographer’s heart beat faster, but Claude Monet is one of a handful of painters who bucks the pattern of an irrelevant old age. While ...
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I can't understand this sentence

I read an English text. In this text I came across a sentence that I can't understand it as a complete sentence: "In this context and who can argue against the ethos of closer observation of what ...
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Meaning of “running stationary radar down”

I heard this in a true crime show. The whole quote goes like this: (He's a police officer btw) At approximately 10 pm, I was sitting here running stationary radar down towards the Circle K. So what ...
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not sure if “as” in the sentence's context i have written can be approved

I was wondering if someone could lend me a hand with the following- The customer service gave me your number as the driver making deliveries. In the above sentence, what is 'as ...' referring to? ...
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What does “controversial” mean here? [closed]

i.e., "The new agricultural reforms gave way to controversy." Does it mean that the public unanimously disagree with the reforms, or they disagree within themselves as to the subject matter?
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Meaning of “emanating” in the enclosed paragraph

A friend asked me to read and edit a short story for fun. I was just wondering if he was correct when he wrote this. Its dazzling rays of resplendent, golden sunshine spread far and wide, across the ...
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What's the meaning of the mentioned sentence?

What is the meaning of the last line in this paragraph. It would be helpful if someone would make me understand the last line simply in context of the whole paragraph.
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Can I delete “while doing so” in this sentence?

"Worse, should you attempt to diet but don’t get enough sleep while doing so, it is futile, since most of the weight you lose will come from lean body mass, not fat." what function or ...
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Are there too many conjuctions in the sentence?

Although some studies find that hosting refugees may be economically beneficial because of their participation in the local economy, the largest benefits are in the long-term, whereas hosting costs ...
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Not able to understand the meaning of a particular sentence

"When she joined the organization, my mother was an 18-year old, fair and green-eyed plump girl with a ready laugh. Most men around her were older to her-coming from varied backgrounds, rural, ...
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Meaning of “no odds against success affected me”

Now I was in the right mood for these undertakings – failure being almost certain, no odds against success affected me. It's used in the above sentence. Failure being almost certain means that sure ...
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What does “humble” imply here?

Corn dog is the most humble street food.
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What does this sentence/idiom/phrase mean?

I saw a sentence in a book: When George heard that the meal was on the house, he went to thank the restaurant owner for the free food. The sentence does not make sense to me. I tried Google ...
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The meaning of part of the sentence seems contradictory [closed]

"People do not tell truth oftenly. It is strongly recommended that not to follow that trend as the risk and the consequences of the truth unfolded overwhelms the minimal advantages one can ...
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What does this expression entail? [closed]

After the quake, everyone saw the glimmers of hope on the horizon.
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What is the meaning of the line Send the duly filled typed application form

I have a form given by the employer which has the name, qualification, sex, and such stuff and in the advertisement, there is a line given below. Is that mean I should type the details using the ...
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Don't knock it till you try it vs. Don't knock it till you have tried it

Don't knock it till you try it vs. Don't knock it till you have tried it. Are there any differences in meaning of these two sentences? The first one is the simple present tense, while the second the ...
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Sentences within a sentence [closed]

Is there a standard way to manage sentences within a sentence? For example: Using the following definition Definition 1: A graph G is isomorphic to another graph H if there is an isomorphism f from ...
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Why using gerunds and infinitives as a noun when the verb has its own noun? [duplicate]

to forgive is a great value Forgiveness is a great value Forgiving is a great value Does meaning change ? And why ? Grateful to your help
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Explanation of “I am as smart as I am humble.” [closed]

When a character replies to "Are you smart?" as: "I am as smart as I am humble." Is there a logical explanation as to whether the character means that he/she is smart or not smart, ...
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Without A and B / without A or B / Without A nor B

Solutions without overcomplications and mistakes. Solutions without overcomplications or mistakes. Solutions without overcomplitations nor mistakes. Nominal Sentences of my own. Does one not make ...
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“well it's actually quite fast if you put it in transit speaking.” What does this sentence mean?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9hl9iwas1k&t=2m23s 2:25 The sentence comes from a youtube video about an embarrassing situation when a girl meets her ex's new girlfriend. The girl complains about ...
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Is “as unlikely as” used correctly here?

"The possibility is just as unlikely as your dog coming back." Does it mean that the possibility of whatever that's being stated is not possible just as his dog not coming back?
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Use some triage with

I don't understand a phrase (use some triage with sth) in this sentence--"He knew the system administrators would notice his attack and deny him access so he quickly used some triage with the ...
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'Group A is bad'. Does this statement imply generalization? [closed]

My friend and I have an argument. My stance is that saying 'Group A is bad' means generalization, he says that it isn't and that can only be determined if he added the qualifier 'all' or 'some'. My ...

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