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Is "in the essence of time" legitimate? Standard? Regional?

In case Lambie's astute observation in a comment beneath the posted question gets deleted at some point, I want to second the observation that "in the essence of time" is a kind of mashup of ...
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Is a statement considered false or nonsense (invalid), if it consists of a verb applied to a false statement?

Amy is laughing results in Peter is smiling. That is ungrammatical and nonsensical, as the word is often used by native speakers. Unless you define "nonsense" we can only opine on how the ...
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To which object in a previous sentence does "those" refer?

{Those that are there} refers to fleas. Those that are there = those that are present. Were it the cats that were orange the sentence would be The cats rarely have fleas. Those that have [fleas] are ...
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Is there a word or phrase for questioning authority?

I would suggest the word "to subvert or subversion" as it challenges the power of the authority in an objective, critical way which could raise doubts about the legitimacy of this authority ...
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Where is the word "cutlery" in common usage

Cutlery is the standard term used in British, Australian, and Singaporean English to refer to forks, spoons, and knives for eating food. In America, people would say silverware if using the silver-...
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