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“I appreciate your having battled the elements to come here and tell us so.”

What's the meaning of elements?

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When used in this way 'the elements' usually refers to bad weather, e.g. strong winds, heavy rain or heavy snow. It is possibly a call back to the traditional 'four elements' of earth, wind, water and fire that ancient philosphers believed were the constituents of the world.

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