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The island is located in the Baltic Sea. There are lots of things to do in this island, and a seaside setting is a given.

The meaning found in a dictionary was "a known or established fact or situation", but it doesn't fit in this context. Does it mean that "seaside setting is naturally gifted/so good"? or does it mean that "seaside setting is a must-see"?

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No, it does mean what the dictionary is saying in that context. The author is talking about being on an island. When you are on a small island you know the sea will be nearby. It's a given.

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  • The expression was common in geometry problems when I was at school. "Given that two angles of a triangle are 90 and 30 degrees, state the third angle". Given that a place is an island, the sea must be nearby, although the inhabitants of Coton in the Elms, in Derbyshire, might argue, since the nearest sea is 70 miles away. – Michael Harvey Mar 10 '19 at 19:15

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