Jun-Dai Bates-Kobashigawa
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Meaning of sentence "People you are social distancing with"
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It is technically ambiguous, but I think most people, by far, would take the former interpretation (you are not distancing from them; you, as a group, are collectively distancing from others). I say ...

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What part of speech is the word "entire" in "over the little garden field entire"?
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It's a postpositive adjective, poetically reversed from its noun. It's essentially the same as: the entire garden field There's nothing else entire could really be modifying here. The collision with ...

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Is there another adjective for the mind other than mental which does not have negative connotations?
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Alternatives for mental in the sense of relating to the brain and mental capabilities would include: an intellectual giant a cognitive giant (this is a bit weird) a cerebral giant but you're ...

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are astronomy and astrology apt names for their concepts?
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I've often wondered the same thing. I expect astronomy was coined to differentiate the scientific study of heavenly bodies from the pseudoscience of predicting fortunes from them. Had astrology never ...

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Are there any shorter idioms that summarize "just because you don't see it, doesn't mean it does not exist"?
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You can't prove a negative The specific/technical meaning isn't exactly the same (and it is technically incorrect), but the intended meaning basically is, and it's a commonly used phrase for that ...

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Starts with N ends in O.... means Yes
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That's a tough one. There are not a lot of words ending in o—most of them are borrowed words (oratorio), prefixes (nitro), or slangish abbreviations (porno)—not really the sorts of words that would ...

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What is the source of the expression "nothing at all"?
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Isn't the at all meant to rule out the sort of something that is so insignificant as to be effectively nothing? I take nothing at all to be similar to not even a little bit (or absolutely nothing). ...

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Noun to describe something which evokes emotion
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Is there a noun that can be used to described an object or idea's ability to evoke emotion? You've asked for a word that covers ability to evoke emotion, but then in your example you include the word ...

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A less morbid equivalent of the idiom "Giving someone enough rope to hang himself"
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It's not really a set phrase, but a pretty good swap in would be: give someone shoelaces long enough to trip themselves with. Not so morbid, not particularly violent. And most people will recognise it ...

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A less morbid equivalent of the idiom "Giving someone enough rope to hang himself"
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This phrase is used for a range of things, so I don't think you'll find an exact equivalent for all the usages. The one phrase that comes the closest, but is still fairly violent (though not exactly ...

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