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what is the meaning of “shrouded in learned terms” and “a consistent thread of reason and method beneath them”?

whai is the meaning of "shrouded in learned terms" and "a consistent thread of reason and method beneath them"? Davis has a remarkable pen-picture of himself at that moment. He asks us to take stock ...
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what does flush mean in this sentence “flush with the paper”?

It sounds like the tutorial is saying the correct depth is you want your drywall screw to be flush with the paper cambridge gives these explanations about flush When you flush, you become ...
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Does 1-1/4 mean a number or a range?

This tutorial pronounces 1-1/4 as one and a quarter Does mean a number (1.25) or a range (from 1 to 1.25)?
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What does “get small for” mean?

The set will get small for these #WildTalkers (https://twitter.com/thezooonlatv/status/783105706689912832) In the example above, what does "get small for" mean? Does it mean that the set will less ...
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What does “out of reality” mean?

She is very smart. She is just out of my reality. In the above example, what does "out of my reality" mean? Does it mean that she is too smart to be in a real word of this person? I tried searching ...
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what is the meaning of “any scholar of the age” and “the shoemaker's bench”?

what is the meaning of "any scholar of the age" and "the shoemaker's bench"? "any scholar of the age" does it mean any scholar in his age or an aged scholar? and is "the shoemaker's bench" an address? ...
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what does mean if a number is placed after “then”

Would you mind helping me to figure out the meaning of the following sentence? Jason Warnock, then 29, is the man making the life-saving maneuver. "Readers Digest" I was wondering if ", then 29,"...
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What does the phrase “peer down” mean here?

Please help me figure out the meaning of the phrase "peer down" in the following sentence: You peer down on a grassy field of play, and drag three of the same thing closer together. For more context,...
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What does the phrase “buff your units” mean here?

Please help me figure out the meaning of the phrase "buff your units" in the following sentence (not available online): Planeswalkers are among the most powerful beings in this game and thanks to ...
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What does “captured under” mean?

We are dedicated to comply with local laws such as Data Protection Laws captured under the XXX. In the example above, what does "captured under" mean? XXX refers to a name of a law. I tried ...
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clean water with any coloring could be viewed as cloudy, is my understanding right?

This video is showing some cloudy water. cambridge explains cloudy as "not transparent". According to which, I guess clean water with any coloring could be viewed as cloudy, adding something like ...
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What does the phrase “source real products” mean here?

Please help me figure out the meaning of the expression "source real products, mock up your space, and bring it to life with AR" in the following sentence: Morpholio Board lets you source real ...
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What does the phrase “mock up” mean here?

Please help me figure out the meaning of the expression "source real products, mock up your space, and bring it to life with AR" in the following sentence: Morpholio Board lets you source real ...
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Meaning of a sentence with word get [closed]

I have a question regarding the meaning of "get" here. If I say, "The man is drowning. Get him out of water." Does 'get' mean "save the the man from drowning"?
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What is the meaning of “wonder if perhaps” in this context?

This is the context: Once there is a limitation (from a self-referential paradox or in any other way), it is not hard to find other limitations by looking at reductions. One limitation can ...
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I'll be too busy looking good

This the famous script from the movie Enter the Dragon. Han: We are all ready to win, just as we are born knowing only life. It is defeat that you must learn to prepare for. Williams: I Don't ...
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Can you explain me that sentence? It does make zero sense to me

It is a question from my english exam and at that part of the exam we are supposed to find the closest sentence to the main sentence and when I am encountered with this question I did not understand ...
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What does 'shame' mean? [closed]

I need help with this because I can't seem to understand it very well please help me understand this word
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The way to write an adress

Which sentence would be better while writing the adress of my house ? My house is two house beside the the green buiding. My house is the second house beside the green building
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What does “were sent” mean in this context?

You were sent a new article! I read this from an email, and does this mean "You received a new article"? Is the above sentence correct in terms of grammar?
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What does “hold down a corner” mean?

I have come across it in this video. It is 13 minutes and 23 seconds. There are times when you get bunched up, and you might be with two or three people to hold down a corner.
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Difference between in size and the size and of the size

The shirts are the size XXL The shirts are of the size XXL The shirts are in size XXL. Is there any difference between three sentences? If there are differences I couldn’t understand what ...
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Is there a difference between “slanted eyes” and “almond eyes”?

I see many people saying that there is no difference and that almond eyes it is a non-offensive alternative to slanted eyes, but I also see many saying that the two are totally different from each ...
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What is the meaning difference

what is the meaning difference between I'd better go and I'd better be going Does the first one means I must go now and the other I should begin to think to leave
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Could “natural environment” mean the same as “nature”?

In this text, for example, natural environment is the same as nature, right? We all agree that ensuring water quality is a hugely important objective, above all, given the adverse effects of ...
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The meaning of “up to”

I hope you are not up to any tricks. What is he up to? What are the meanings of "up to" in the above two sentences?
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What does the word “grafting” mean here?

Please help me figure the meaning of the word "grafting" in the following sentence from a description of the game "Love Island The Game": You'll choose outrageous outfits, play cheeky challenges, and ...
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What does “establishment” mean in the following sentence?

It imposed huge fines on foreign banks for money-laundering and sanctions-busting; in 2014 a $9bn penalty against BNP Paribas shook the French establishment. Mr Trump has taken the weaponisation of ...
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Is “strongly” an acceptable adverb for the verb “transfer”?

Is it acceptable to say This determines how strongly heat is transferred from A to B. ? One of the definitions of "strongly" is to a great degree or extent So the answer to the question above ...
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Interpretation of 'I will help you with a boat'

I want to know how to interpret a sentence "I will help you with a boat". I know that there is an expression 'help sb with N' where N refers to something that sb needs help on/with. However, because ...
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What does it mean “to which they helped themselves” in the following sentence

For many years members of that office had paid for the tea or coffee to which they helped themselves during the day by dropping money into an "honesty box". I understand the meaning of the sentence, ...
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What does “facilitated a crescendo” mean?

I was watching the British series Sex Education and, in the second episode of season two, the main character uses the phrase "facilitated a crescendo". While I understand the definition of both words, ...
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Correct usage in relative clause

I need to find the man whose son you said (((he))) tried to find a job . Should I use “he” after “you said” ? Or it can be understood that “ the one you talked about is son of the man ?
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Angry state of my father

Angry state of my father is very terrifying. When my father is angry He is very terrifying. Does these sentence have nearly same meaning . I mean if I say the first sentence instead of the ...
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meaning of “work for it”

We need to learn, or re-learn, how to build comradeship and solidarity instead of doing capital’s work for it by condemning and abusing each other Source: https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/...
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What does “in turn of the centrury country” mean? [closed]

I have come across it in this video. It is right at 3 minutes. Here it goes: In turn of the century India and Africa, man eating animals were basically par for the course.
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What is the meaning of “include but not limited to”?

I have been following this trend for a while now , it seems to me it s very helpful to English learners like me . So far, I appreciate your contributions to questions. Below is my question for today: ...
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Meaning of these sentence

"did you heard me having said you that?" Is the sentence imply same meaning as "did you hear me that i had said you that?" Moreover when we can use "did you hear me say" Because we use gerund or ...
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Old Testament-brand of warrior [closed]

What is the exact meaning of the words in bold? Lieutenant General Baratov, an Old Testament-brand of warrior who “never missed church services” and whose zeal brought successes against German–...
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agreat vs. a great vs. greater

Here is a quotation from the movie Great Expectations Part 2 (1999; Director: Julian Jarrold) If the danger would be 50 times agreat I should still have come to you. The meaning is clearly "...
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To make it easier to do or to make doing easier

Successive governments have passed modest reforms to make doing business cleanly a little easier. Successive governments have passed modest reforms to make it a little easier to do business ...
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in the perception of the time

Dear every body! Can anyone help me about the following passage? The words in bold are intended: Given the speed and extent of Russia's recent imperialistic expansion, in the perception of the time, ...
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In small size or small size of

For example a greengrocer sells two types of orange which are big size and small size . While we speak about which orange I need , I say sentence below; I need small size of this ( by showing big ...
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Could someone help me understand this text? [closed]

[...] Carlos Slim, for example, keeps track of his huge business empire using handwritten notes, which he keeps in a series of meticulously cross-referenced journals. I didn't understand this part: ...
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What is the correct preposition to use in/for this sentence?

What is the correct preposition to use in the following sentence? I found some information on the Internet and I used it in/for my project.
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What is the difference between 1.differentiate and 2.distinguish

Both words are verb transitive.They are of the same meaning.There are many words in dictionary and thesaurus which words are differentiating in their usage. If we use other words of the dictionary ...
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Difference between “be in jail” and “be sitting in jail”

I came across these two expressions "be in jail" and "be sitting in jail" and I don't know what the difference in meaning is between them. I hope that someone can help me. Here are a couple of ...
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Perfect question for answer below

The human eye has an aperture diameter of 24.2 mm . Let's say that this sentence answer of a question . Which quesiton below would be the best one or are all question correct and do all questions ...
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Meaning of a toast with teeth

Two girls making a toast. First said: “We, my friend, are having a true girls’ night.To finally having a girl around, I don’t want to smash in the teeth with a shovel.” Second girl: "To us!" Can ...
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Poison the well - well is poisoned

What does it mean when someone says: "You have to decide if the well is poisoned for you."