There is failure to see the forest for the trees; the silver lining in the cloud, may cause small-minded men to reject women; present company excluded/included, because of their other than acceptable size

  • This sentence as given does not seem to make good sense. I suspect errors in posting it here, or possibly in the source. Where did this come from please, and can additional context be provided? Sep 30, 2019 at 21:22

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See this thread and this one for "present company excepted" the older and more common phrase. "Present company included" is intended to be a deliberate reversal of that phrase, it means "the remark does apply to those her in this conversation".

However, the sentence in the question is not clear enough to say how the phrase was intended in that sentence.

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