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The meaning of "Your self worth down"? [migrated]

Would you please tell me what does "your self worth down" mean? Here's part of the context you know what we have created a void inside our mind, the dog big space, which we constantly try ...
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Meaning of the structure "the...the" with no conjunctions or verbs in between? [migrated]

I encountered the following clause while reading a Shareholder Agreement: A Transfer Notice constitutes the Company the agent of the Seller for the sale of the Sale Shares in accordance with the ...
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Meaning of go around in the sentence [closed]

I am trying to understand the meaning of go around in following sentence. After checking the dictionary, I found 2 possible meanings. spin a flight path taken by an aircraft after an aborted approach ...
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Difference between “my feet” and “my two feet”

I'm trying to translate the following Prophetic tradition from Arabic to English: ألا كل شيء من أمر الجاهلية موضوع تحت قَدَمَيَّ، وربا الجاهلية موضوع كله، وأول ربا أضع ربا العباس بن عبد المطلب. A ...
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What is the meaning of "encourages it for… on" in this context?

Agriculture expands yield production to meet demand to limit overlapping, and the government encourages it for crop yield forecast on TamilNadu dataset imports." What does "encourages it ...
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"after all I have seen" vs "after I have seen all"

After all I have seen, I know but one thing. After I have seen all, I know but one thing. For me, these two sentences mean the same thing. Could there be any difference?
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What is the proper meaning of this sentence? Please explain this briefly [closed]

In a Batman(2022) movie, in public memorial for mayor,there is a announcement that "As a reminder, the family asked that those wishing to honor the mayor's memory... consider a donation to the ...
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"The box contains, at most, one marble." Can the box contain no marbles?

Does the sentence "The box contains, at most, one marble." apply if the box contains no marbles?
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"We" vs "One of us" vs "Someone" [closed]

Is there a difference between We One of us Someone ... will be here throughout the day to provide service Is one of them grammatically incorrect, or would they change the meaning? Thank you
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"Something won't happen because something is good." It seems the 'something is good' would affect the first 'Something' negatively but doesn't

I am writing about minimal web design, and these are the first lines I wrote: Minimalism was one of the major web design trends throughout the 2010s. And it likely won't fade away in the 2020s because ...
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How to use "Some more so than others"?

Consider the following sentence: Americans all around the world felt a sense of pride, some more so than others. Is such a usage of the phrase correct?
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Is it understandable to say "I'm listening to the 70's"?

Is it grammatically correct and understandable to say the following, where the word "music" is omitted.? I'm listening to the 70's"
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What's the meaning of the following sentence by Isaac Newton?

What's the meaning of the following sentence by Isaac Newton? Is not the Sensory of Animals that place to which the sensitive Substance is present, and into which the sensible Species of Things are ...
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Placement of the phrase "three years ago"

"This question was posed to a friend I respected greatly three years ago." In this sentence, what does the "three years ago" refer to? Does it mean the question was asked three ...
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Does the verb “have” make an emphasis in “What have you there in your pocket?”

“What have you there in your pocket?” I got confused when first saw this sentence. I thought “have” is a auxiliary verb but there is not other verb in the sentence. So it must be a verb meaning “own ...
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What is the meaning of “he had loathed the world, should it loathe him first”?

Recently, I stumbled upon the excerpt below, and the last part confused me considerably. Although I generally understand the separate parts and the syntax of the sentence, I can't quite decode the ...
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How to understand “wouldn’t” here [closed]

“Ah, poor James!” she said. “God knows we done all we could, as poor as we are—we wouldn’t see him want anything while he was in it.” I just interpret the sentence “ we wouldn’t see him want anything ...
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Help me with understanding the context

I'm having difficult time to understand the dialogue below. It comes from "Project Runway season 19." KRISTINA: Did you start to put your zippers? CHASITY: It's not gonna be the last moment. ...
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"All hazards and dangers we barter on chance"

This is from the lyrics of "Arthur McBride" by Paul Brady. ...“But,“ says Arthur, “I wouldn’t be proud of your clothes For you’ve only the lend of them, as I suppose And you dare not change ...
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"Resistance decreases with temperature". How to interpret this sentence?

If someone says "resistance decreases with temperature", is it possible to interpret the relationship between resistance and temperature? Does it mean that as temperature falls, resistance ...
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What is the meaning of "music streets" here?

While watching the 2021 AMAs, I heard Billy Porter as a presenter saying, "It always feels good to be recognized by your peers whether in my hometown, your hometown, or up in these music streets. ...
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He turned up one night stone broke in Medellín [closed]

My father was a renegade priest. I don’t know if he was Colombian or came from some other country. But he was Latin American. He turned up one night stone broke in Medellín, preaching sermons in bars ...
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Is "I would request you to" totally wrong in both American and British English when I want to want to request something from someone? [closed]

I wrote an email to someone like- Thanks! I would request you to [do this] so that I can [do that]. They replied making fun of English by saying "okay I will thank you for that" so I thought ...
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"as much as my place is worth"

Quote: “Bless you, sir, if any one is about he will be, for he is always the first stirring. But here he is, sir, to answer your questions for himself. No, sir, no; it is as much as my place is worth ...
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They were all sitting there primly dressed in their spring Sunday best

Quote: They were all sitting there primly dressed in their spring Sunday best. The story happened in the start of the fall semester. Why did they dress in their spring Sunday best? Is it one of the ...
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How to interpret the sentence "Rahul Dravid appointed head coach of Indian cricket team"? [duplicate]

Above mentioned sentence is a News headline. If i had to write it, I write it as Rahul Dravid is appointed as head coach of Indian cricket team. Where it should be 'is appointed'. How do I ...
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What is the relationship between these two clauses?

I came across this sentence: Even as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan morph into shapeless struggles, they have given birth to an extraordinary outpouring of writing that tries to make sense of it ...
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What does " Any award recognition is just gravy " mean? [closed]

The interviewer asked the actor "What would an Oscar nomination mean for you?", and he answered, "Any award recognition is just gravy". Can anybody please clarify the actor's ...
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What is the meaning of "be places"?

Recently I saw the sentence "Sometimes I just am places". What does it mean? Actually, it was used when one of the characters in the movie asked his friend "why are you here?", and ...
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A Question About the Use of "who is believed to"

I have a question regarding the grammatical use of "who is believed to". (a) The old banker, who is believed to be funding the syndicate. (b) The old banker, who is believed to fund the ...
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What does "It's later than you think" mean

I have just recently listened to a song Enjoy Yourself (It's Later Than You Think). Here is a snippet of the lyrics Enjoy yourself, it's later than you think Enjoy yourself, while you're still in the ...
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"lose the hide and hair on him", what does this mean?

I was reading Roland's Song and I encountered this part: stand everything, the great heat, the great cold, lose the hide and hair on him for his good lord. Do you know what "lose the hide and ...
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Meaning of 'Nothing herein shall require the Owner to disclose any of its information' in an agreement document?

What is the meaning of the sentence from an agreement document? Nothing herein shall require the Owner to disclose any of its information. The sentence previous to this sentence has some types of ...
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Meaning of "unthinkable fold"

The enemy seeing the unthinkable fold in front of them, fled What is the meaning of unthinkable fold? I tried to google it but to in vain. Source of this info is here: https://youtu.be/dK08CT_3LjU?t=...
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The meaning of "you can give in, you can give out but you don't give up"

I have taken a look at the definitions of all the three phrasal verbs but still not sure what the following sentence means: You can give in, you can give out but you don't give up. A bit more ...
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What is it called when you build up a statement as something positive, and then make into something negative? [duplicate]

Is there a specific word for when the beginning of a statement is positive, and then you you turn it into a mockery or ridicule? Examples: "I really do love Rick, he is my favorite comedian, ...
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What does "Espresso yourself! Ad gets latte love" mean?

I know Starbucks UK launched a new campaign to promote acceptance of sex change in young teens by encouraging them to give baristas their “new” name when they purchase coffee so it can be “called out” ...
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Function of genitive

What is the function of the genitive case in the sentence below? More precisely, what type of relationship between the two nouns does it imply? The man’s tale was interesting.
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Does, "... gas, electricity, and any other costs associated with the internet," mistakenly imply gas and electricity as a cost for internet?

In the utilities section of a rental agreement, a paragraph ends with the sentence, "Tenants shall be responsible for gas, electricity, and any other costs associated with the internet." In ...
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What does "May your death only ever be written" mean?

It was written by a mystery novel writer. She signed this on her book to show appreciation to the detective who solved a real crime and proved that the writer wasn't the murderer.
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partial global hegemony [closed]

"Global" and "partial" seem to be contradicting to one another. What does "partial" mean in this context? China's international leadership would bear little resemblance ...
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The meaning of the sentence in Eudora Welty's story "A visit of charity"

I can't understand what the sentence "You never came and you never went" is related to. Does it clarify the previous utterance or is it a new thought which says that the person has never ...
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What does this bit of Cockney mean?

In the 2nd episode of the 3rd season of Would I Lie To You?, a fragment is shown from a 1985 episode of London Weekend Television's The Six O'Clock Show, with someone purporting to be a former Teddy ...
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Please help me to read a long sentence

In other words consciousness is an illimitable power, and though at times it may seem to be all consciousness of misery, yet in the way it propagates itself from wave to wave, so that we never cease ...
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'laid out on three levels of elevation 20 feet in height' Help me understand this phrase

The following is the description of the camp. I cannot imagine what it is, because of the ambiguity of the underlined part. The wooden building is 20 feet high? Could anyone be kind enough to explain ...
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What does Raw Defiance mean? [closed]

I looked up about the word "Raw" and found it has bunch of different meanings, one of them being 'A Natural, uncontrolled quality' And, the other day, I heard someone say, in a bit of an ...
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Meaning of these verses from a poem by Keats [closed]

What does these words mean : And in the midst of this wide quietness A rosy sanctuary will I dress With the wreath’d trellis of a working brain, I'm not a literature student, these verses were ...
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Does double ‘each’ make ambiguity?

Each person has each car If There are people A, B, C and car A, B, C: It means people have car A or B or C car or people have car A and B and C? Everyone works every day It means people works Mon., ...
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Meaning of "discriminatory disinterest" in this sentence

Whether motivated by outright prejudice or simple discriminatory disinterest, ... This sentence-piece is taken from a text written on the illegalization of cannabis, stating that Mexican immigration ...
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What does this sentence mean? How can I say it differently?

There the Ancients told of a prophecy.
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