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I read this sentence in a book named "Word Power Made Easy":

It is only the few who are so constituted that lack of learning becomes a nuisance.

I am not able to figure out which context the verb "constitute" has been used in here.

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In this context, "constitute" has the meaning od "built", "designed".

It is only the few who's minds are made in such way that the lack of learning becomes a nuisance.

  • Yes. It's a very old-fashioned use. It survives more as the noun: one of the meanings of constitution is "a person's general standard of health, especially as it affects their resilience". – Colin Fine May 18 at 13:31

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