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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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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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Is the sentence "I’ll remind you when that happened" correct?

I’m not a native speaker, so I’m utterly confused: in my language, which is Spanish, we’d say “Te recordaré cuando eso pasó”, but the one I’m asking about just sounds weird to me... The context is ...
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What does “Doesn’t harm the books!”mean here? Is it an imperative sentence?

These days, you can find out how to disinfect books on a librarians’ thread on Reddit. Your best bet appears to be either denatured-alcohol swipes or kitchen disinfectant in a mist-spray bottle, ...
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What's the meaning of "the co-regulatory process must be sustained"?

It's really hard to understand the following sentence. Maybe I can analyze the following sentence as the union of two sentences, the co- regulatory process have first identified a framework for ...
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The implication of "the problem" or "the problems" in "I don't want to be involved in the problem(s) of my boss."

What is/are the difference(s) between the two sentences? Is it just the number of problems, or do they mean something different other than the number of problems? I don't want to be involved in the ...
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Meaning of "a siren calling attention to a fog that it does nothing to dispel!"

From the given sentence: a siren calling attention to a fog without doing anything to dispel it! What I understand is that, there is someone who discusses complex things, but does nothing to ...
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What is the meaning of "studied a favorite philosopher" in this text? [closed]

In the silence of his tent, as he studied a favorite philosopher during the dead of night, he thought he saw the Genius of the State, with veiled head and cornucopia, stealing away through the ...
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A sentence that I don't understand

How do you read this sentence: "Mischel remembers graduate students’ desks giving way to mattresses, and large packages from Ciba chemicals, in Switzerland, arriving in the mail." The ...
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What means share the feelings of another? [closed]

I understand it like having the same feelings (experience the same feelings of another), that's right?
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What is the overall meaning of the sentence?

I came across the following sentence and could not understand the gist of it: To the extent that it foresaw the effect the Internet would have on society, what makes the Frankfurt School—an early ...
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Using word ( stuffing) to refer to information, speech

Just a question if you can help me with please: can I use the word ( stuffing ) to refer to information e.g ( would you agree to stuffing this information into chapter one ? ) is this question ...
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Sentence from Seneca's Consolation to Helvia

In Consolation to Helvia, a letter Seneca wrote to his mother while in exile, the English translation says: I don't have doubt that I shall have more influence over you than your grief, than which ...
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What is the difference between "counterintuitive" and "contradiction"?

According to the Cambridge dictionary, Counterintuitive: Something that is counter-intuitive does not happen in the way you would expect it to and Contradiction: a fact or statement that is the ...
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What is the meaning of "unqualified gain"?

What is the meaning of "an unqualified gain" in context of the following sentence? For environmental advocates, the increased focus on ecoefficiency (measures to reduce negative ...
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What are some heartwarming words you can think of? [closed]

Are there any heartwarming words you can think of? Words like "blossom," "mellow," and "melt" are good examples of what I am looking for. I don't need anything too major, ...
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How to interpret "only" in sentences?

I have hard time understanding how to interpret "only" in sentences. Consider the following statements: "Only on Saturdays I play football". Can I interpret this as "If I ...
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Meaning of the phrase "opining from the rafters, a movie’s overall rating"

Can anyone kindly explain the meaning of phrase "opining from the rafters, a movie’s overall rating" in the following sentence: Very few veteran critics tend to be enamored of the recent ...
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Meaning of a sentence in the book I'm reading :- How To Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan [closed]

I came across a sentence in this book that I'm not able to wrap my mind around. Here, it is: Science has little interest in, and tolerance for, the testimony of the individual; in this it is, ...
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same as what she said vs same as she said

I have some questions confusing me. (I work in a cafe.) Is this the same order as she said. Is this the same order as what she said. What is the difference between 1 and 2 and which one is correct? ...
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What's the meaning of the last sentence? [closed]

Still, many employers may instead conclude that those employees still turning up to work can be satiated with bulk deliveries from food apps like Uber Eats. They had been trying to eat the caterers’ ...
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What is the difference between "demented" and "deranged"? [closed]

Criminals who trophy their victims are the most demented/deranged.
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Grammatical check

If you don't mind could you please tell me when will I expect the date of joining. Is this a correct sentence for asking about my joining date?
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Suggestion for a sentence

It leads to inhibition of protein synthesis is take place. Is it a wrong statement ? If it is a wrong statement , could you please make a sentence for me which have same meaning as stated by above ...
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Past Subjunctive Sentence

If we started now we would be in time (but we cannot start now) This is an example sentence in my grammar book for past subjunctive used after If. The sentence sounds to me a suggestion rather than ...
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Scratch my last email? [closed]

What does it mean if someone said "scratch my last email"?
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What is the meaning of "far to the east"? [closed]

What is the meaning of "far to the east"? It was only ofter a day and a night's delay that the emperor, by detaching troops under Victor to make a long circuit, cross the canal far to the ...
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Understanding a math problem

A mail carrier delivers mail to the nineteen houses on the east side of Elm Street. The carrier notices that no two adjacent houses ever get mail on the same day, but that there are never more than ...
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what is the meaning of 'as recent history goes'

I heard some conversation about England football. And one guy said "Manchester was red once again although not for long as recent history goes." in this sentence, what is the meaning of the '...
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"Do my best for something to happen" is grammatically correct?

“I did my best for them to add (something) in the list” is that a grammatically correct way to convey the intended meaning, which is (I convinced them) to add that thing to the list?
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Can we say say something is going somewhere if it was delivered? [duplicate]

Sorry for asking a stupid question. In this context: "A monkey holds a tortoise in his hand when going to the river." Can we say: The tortoise is going to the river? I think the tortoise was ...
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How to compose a single phrase/write a sentence for this? [closed]

This is related to covid19 issue. I'm not native so can't find words to describe it in a sentence. But here's what I want to write: Since covid19 issue hasn't stopped yet, and we can't stop our ...
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Does this sentence conveys the message of awareness of coronavirus and being alert? [closed]

In India, the lockdown is kind of ended. It's still there but most of the things are allowed but precautions. That doesn't mean coronavirus cases are decreasing in India. Basically, I want to say ...
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'yet' and tense of the sentence

"You try breaking that window yet?" I can't guess the exact tense of this sentence, because of 'yet'. Is it a question for someone who is trying to break the window or have tried to break it?
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What is the meaning of this sentence? "How many men do you know who can connive an Indian out of clothes?"

In the third episode of Barkskins (France circa 1600s), a man wants to work for somebody but he refuses. Then he says this sentence to convince him. "How many men do you know who can connive an ...
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Far From The Madding Crowd

I'm having trouble understanding the following paragraph from Far From The Madding Crowd. Had the wife now but gone no further. Yet, perhaps, under the harrowing circumstances, to speak out was the ...
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What's the meaning of this sentence? "Don't grind your pearls"

In the first episode of Barkskins (France circa 1600s), an immigrant is watching a carriage full of women. then his master tells him "Do not grind your pearls" He answers "Come on, they are beautiful"...
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What's the difference between the following two sentences? [duplicate]

Reproductions of fine art should only be sold to the public if they are of high quality. Reproductions of fine art should be sold to the public only if they are of high quality. How do they differ in ...
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What does "strain out the tea" mean?

I am looking for the meaning of "strain out tea" in the following instructions. Thinly slice two inches of fresh ginger and turmeric. Boil 3-4 cups of water and simmer for 30 minutes. Cover and ...
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What is the meaning of that sentence ? Sentence is "At the start of the year unemployment was plumbing new lows."

Can you explain why plumbing is used and what "new lows" mean ? Thanks.
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What is the difference meaning of the two sentences?

Mindy hung the picture over the book shelves that she painted last week. Mindy hung the picture that she painted last week over the book shelves.
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Use of the to explain a behavior

Please check if there is a repitition of the here The model can be used to investigate the frequency dependent behavior of the Sinusoidal signal How about, The model can be used to investigate the ...
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kindergarten “readiness,” to society’s detriment

Children have become less emotionally expressive, less energetic, less talkative and verbally expressive, less humorous, less imaginative, less unconventional, less lively and passionate, less ...
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As challenging as it maybe

Please suggest how to correct this sentence, particularly to fit in the bold part However, ****, it is still necessary to provide solutions with the optical mouse as most existing computers use it.
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Meaning of the phrase "A Donation Away"

Please help to figure out the meaning of the sentence. What is the function of the adverb away here? Making a difference in the lives of thousands of Albertans is only a donation away! This was ...
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Is it correct to say "this book is worth the acquisition"?

Can you please advise whether or not grammatically and meaningfully correct to say "this book is worth the acquisition" when you find a book relevant and want to buy.
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What does "comer" in this context mean?

In the Law 43 of the novel 48 Laws of Power, Robert Greene writes: In the game of power, you are surrounded by people who have absolutely no reason to help you unless it is in their interest to ...
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