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What does “few public addresses” mean in “Madison was not a communicative person and thus made few public addresses”? [closed]

Madison was not a communicative person and thus made few public addresses; but those he made were memorable, filled with noble phrases. -- How to Prepare for the New SAT by Sharon Weiner Green, ...
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What's the meaning of “For far too many”?

I'm looking for Far too many expression's meaning. Phrase I found the word in: For far too many, the dream has dissipated.
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What is the different between “what” and “which”?

What is the difference between what and which? For example, what is the difference between the following sentences? What is correct? Which is correct?
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“Being surrounded” or have been surrounded?

Here are some sentences with "Being surrounded": I love trees. Like many of us, being surrounded by trees makes me happy. The source #1 Rachel Boston Quotes "Being surrounded by love ...
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Meaning of “uncle by marriage”

What is the meaning of "his uncle by marriage in the following sentence: Tom was adopted by Sam, his uncle by marriage.
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What is the meaning of using the past simple for actions that continue to the present?

Are these sentences correct I have loved you since I knew you [since (a point of time)] means I'm still in love or very recently broke up. But what does I loved you since I knew you [since (a ...
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What's the difference between 'shot' and 'shot at'? [duplicate]

There are two sentences like this. The hunter shot at the bird. The hunter shot the bird. Maybe I think that 'shot at' in number 1 sentence means that the hunter shot the bird but missed it. whereas ...
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What does “as opposed to” mean? [closed]

Can we say that the phrase "as opposed to" means: instead of or Comparing to something? Thanks.
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What does the phrase 'take your time by me' mean?

Passage: Arms bending and stretching!' she rapped out. 'Take your time by me. One, two, three, four! One, two, three, four! Come on, comrades, put a bit of life into it! (George Orwell 1984) ...
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WHY did he go slightly “pink” ?? Does it mean angry, embarrassed, healthy or other meaning in this sentence? [duplicate]

WHY did he go slightly "pink" ?? WHY did he go pink "with the effort"? What effort? Does "pink" mean angry, embarrassed, healthy or other meaning in this sentence? I am so so not sure what "pink" ...
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What is the meaning of little to bad? [duplicate]

I have come across many sentences involving phrases like "litte to bad", "little too comfortable", "I am little too busy". What exactly does it mean ?
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Does “has been nothing short of amazing” mean it is a short time interval?

From this book "Deep Learning and Convolutional Neural Networks for Medical Image Computing" While the use of deep learning by the medical image processing community trailed that of the computer ...
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You are more concerned about the means rather than the ends. [closed]

"You are more concerned about the means rather than the ends." What does the sentence means?
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What differences are between “What's that?” and “What is it?”

What do you imagine when you hear "What's that?" vs. "What is it?"
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What does it mean? “Feminism's fine, but there's a lot to be said for having your bills paid”

I found this via Glenn Sacks. (June 17, 2008 Family secrets: I wish I had married for money, not love.) It's a true story of a series of articles from The Times called "Family Secrets," which are ...
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How does “turn on” develop to mean “Have as the main topic”? [closed]

I apologise for any mistake, but this idiom sounds too modern to be explained by etymology. I want to dredge below the definition, the first one of which is too violent and doesn't explain the ...
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What is the meaning of “To get things done”?

I listened to this video in which the woman is saying in 0:53 minutes: "...because she is a progressive who get things done".
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What does the “see” mean in expression like “The deal will see…”?

This are some specific examples: The deal will see first-quarter exports cut by 270,000 tonnes. South Korean farmers are worried that the deal will see US produce pour into the country, ...
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(of which) Seventy (of which) are from the northern region

I have a question about the meaning of two different sentences: The battalion consists of two hundred soldiers, seventy of which are from the northern region, stationed along the coast. ...
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What does “fire from the hip” means?

What does "fire from the hip" means? When I read this phrase, I think of a person shooting with the gun touching the hip below the belt, I think of a person with a handgun with his gun low and firing? ...
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Is this modification necessary, to add something between these two parts “You did something stupid” and “you tried to”?

There seems to be some errors in this post. I am trying to fix some. Here is the original, It may be a pain to see compile errors, but trust me, getting error here is good for you. You did ...
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In The Way In Which

This fragment: laws in the way they affect people could be written as: laws in the way in which they affect people For this second fragment, is the meaning of the first "in" the same ...