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meaning of “as did a police officer”

She had never had a husband or children, but a nephew visited her regularly, as did a police officer, and everyone in the neighbourhood liked her. My former classmate spoke of her with warmth and ...
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what means “It is so fine a gift”

I heard this sentence in a video.What actually means by "so fine a gift".I didn't understand.Please explain what kind of sentence is this?
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what is the meaning of following sentence?

what is the meaning of following sentence? "Some of it, in its wise restraint, may also be commended to some Spiritualists." This contact was not established at Rochester, but rather at Stratford in ...
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what is the meaning of “up to the limit of his capacity” in this context?

what is the meaning of "up to the limit of his capacity" in this context? He was, up to the limit of his capacity, the soul of the movement, the one brain which had a clear vision of the message ...
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What does “something in white canvas, has long sleeves and ties in the back“ mean?

I'm watching Baywatch season 5 episode 12. C.J.: Well, if there can be aliens, why can't there be elves? Matt: C.J., You've been a big help. Now I know what to get you for Christmas. C.J.: ...
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he had two dimes to rub together from looking at his house or the car he drove

The retired police chief smiled and told me that "whatever he did in other places he kept it out of our juris-diction. He was old-school, very polite, a perfect gentleman. You wouldn't know he had two ...
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“Over” meaning?

“Texas Constitutional Convention of 1869 dissolved over factional differences without drafting a final document.” Wound anybody help me explain the “over” used in the sentence? And the meaning of the ...
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“It's a long time since…” OR “It has been a long time since” in AE

I have encountered either case and I was wondering which choice fits better in my scenario in American English and why? Son) Hi mam. Mother) Hi son. Where have you been? Son) Sarah and I went ...
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What does this sentence mean: “He had his hand in her hair, and his gun in her face”

While I'm reading my book I saw a sentence like this: "He had his hand in her hair, and his gun in her face" What does it mean ?
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orders for what the Combat Report calls the “sickness and exhaustion

Sheeran was there following orders for what the Combat Report calls the “sickness and exhaustion that had developed among the troops” in the “ fatiguing and heart-breaking fighting over rough terrain" ...
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Made us fool VS Made fool of us

Which one of the following is correct sentence. He made a fool of us. He made us fool. Thanks.
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they gave you only one mistake(meaning)

I thought I was something special until I jumped from a tower during training and dislocated my right shoulder. I had landed wrong, and they gave you only one mistake. They cut me from the team. I ...
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Going to VS Goes to

Anderson):- Is your brother serious about taking job at fast food restaurant? Bob):- I guess not. He is going to college. Now my question is what does the highlighted sentence mean? Does it mean; ...
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What does “hit the data” and “hit a question” mean?

Both sentences were found in the context of academic research. The full sentences would be looking for as much data as possible around the world and trying to hit it as hardly as I can It ...
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Help me out VS Help me

I don't understand the difference between the following two sentences and grammatical explanation. Why we use out here and also here "Ask her out for a dance. Thanks. Help him Help him out
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The meaning of “,” + v-ing

From time to time, this kind of sentence makes me confused. To take the following sentence for example: It’s a three course meal and you stop at three vineyards, spending about 30 minutes at each. Is ...
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Meaning of 'have it they did'

When they had the ultimate audacity and have it they did then you needn't wonder that everything was turned upside down. In this sentence, what is the meaning of 'have it they did'? Please tell me I ...
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Wait VS Wait up

Please explain the difference between the following two sentences. Please try to explain it in simple words. Thanks. 1:- Don't wait up for me. 2:- Don't wait for me.
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Is this sentence correct for a cover letter?

"I believe that my acquired knowledge, adaptability and critical thinking skills will make me a good addition to the team" Thank you
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Can anybody help me with these sentences? [closed]

I have read a book about prosecutors and justice and I am wondering what the following means. We maintained our right to argue for the twenty-year sentence, which we thought was just. We were ...
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Two adverbs connected with and

Eat less greasy food and high calorie foods. Does the it mean that, eat high calorie foods and eat less greasy food?
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'Throwaway line' in sentence

'The process is to mention the fact you work largely from personal introductions, as a throwaway line, at the first meeting.' Could you please help me to know the exact meaning of "throwaway line" ...
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What does the sentence mean exactly?

Though not on his coins, the Kharosthi script is used in Rajuvula's Mathura Lion Capital Inscription, which bears an unmistakable stamp of official association. (Singh, Abhay Kumar. 2008. ...
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does “concentration” refers to being “luminous”?

does "never" applies both for "think" and "is so intensely consciouss"? It was this etheric body which Davis saw emerging from its poor outworn envelope of protoplasm, which finally lay empty upon ...
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What on earth does this mean?

I got this comment on my song. Ohh, a totally redacted song, curious I've never seen the word redacted used like this. Please help. (here is the song for reference) https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
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“Freudian slumber empty of sound”

When you're asleep they may show you Aerial views of the ground Freudian slumber empty of sound (Full lyrics) What does the marked phrase mean? Is it a full sentence? Does it contain a ...
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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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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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What to say to comfort someone if he thinks he had made something bad?

Say, someone unintentionally has broken something owned by someone else. But this something was not important to the owner. In German, to comfort the person, the owner would say: Das ist nicht ...
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Broke his leg VS Broke its leg [duplicate]

Which one is correct of the following. The Horse fell and broke its leg. The Horse fell and broke his leg.
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Asking someone how is he in general

Jack: How's the world been treating you? Peterson: Outstanding! I couldn't ask for more. I really don't understand the meaning of both sentences. Please help. Thanks 😊.
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The verb “tune out” and the whole meaning of a headline

Currently reading this article now, The headline says, Pound Forecasters Tune Out BOE Cut Calls to Sound Upbeat Now after googling and looking up dictionaries of both the English-English and ...
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Threaten someone with something

He threatened me with guys around. In this sentence what confused me is that he threatened me with his guys or he threatened me and guys around. What does this sentence mean?
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Is “make a difference” fit to this conditions?

I want to make a slogan in English. What I want is, my brand slogan is grammatically correct and accordance to below conditions. Following brand names, like: [BRAND NAME]. [slogan] Sentence ...
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What's the difference between each other and one another in a sentence?

Recently, I was reading a passage which I encountered with the following sentence: All things in an ecosystem are connected with one another. While, If I was the author of this sentence, I would ...
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Why in that sentence does the word 'her' repeat itself?

I'd like to know why the word 'her' is repeated after the word 'pacing'. She knew how fast she was running, because her trainer was pacing 'her' on a bicycle.
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Anyone know the meaning of this phrase

The film is another thriller that mistakes surface coolth for depth. What exactly does the expression trying to say?
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meaning of “didn't appear too thrilled to get the car.”

1) I have learned about "too ~ to" construction. "He is too young to travel alone" This sentence means that he cannot travel alone. 2) Then, what's the meaning of this sentence? He didn't ...
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what is the exact meaning of “doctrine of correspondences” in this context?

what is the exact meaning of "doctrine of correspondences" in this context? That very remarkable woman, Mrs. Hardinge Britten, has recorded in her "Modern American Spiritualism" how she came in close ...
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Is “make it different” a good sentence?

I want to create a tagline for my clothing brand. As the title says, the tagline is: Make it different I want the tagline to describe to consumers that: These products are exclusive, and The ...
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what is the true meaning of “the nature of an expiation and atonement” at this context?

what is the true meaning of "the nature of an expiation and atonement"? One may well ask why should these North American aborigines play so large a part not only in the inception, but in the ...
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what is the meaning of “whose photograph has not infrequently been obtained”?

what is the meaning of "has not infrequently been obtained"? does it have a positive meaning? One may well ask why should these North American aborigines play so large a part not only in the ...
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Single or habitual obligation

I am to report this to the police. What is the correct explanation of this sentence? a) It is a single future obligation for me to report. (Like, I must report this to the police) b) It is my ...
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what is the meaning of “measure the universe” at this paragraph?

what is the meaning of "measure the universe" at this paragraph? A wise man recognizes that God may be approached from innumerable angles. The minds of men and the spirit of the times vary in ...
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What do these two sentences mean: “The girl's eyes were wild with fear.”

The girl's eyes were wild with fear. They shone out of her dirty face. Her knees were covered in blood from the fall. She had a sharp pain in her side from running. But she ran. There was a high ...
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How to understand “Astrology was a symbolic constant all over the world” in this context

My French stinks, Langdon thought, but my zodiac iconography is pretty good. Taurus was always the bull. Astrology was a symbolic constant all over the world. The Da Vinci Code Astrology is ...
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What does it mean to “break rapport”?

As an example: Both teasing and bold types of flirting (whether it’s negging, false takeaways, or roleplaying) follow the same basic formula: they all involve breaking rapport in order to generate ...
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What are “flip cards, the star, the lift, the train and fast forward” in following sentence?

I have a sentence which is about the tools that motivate and inspire people. "The tools include Flip Cards, The star, The train, lmage Diary and Fast Forward to name but a few." I don't understand the ...
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What does 'nothing went right' means?

I wanted know, what does means these sentences below: Nothing went right today. Nothing went right again.
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How should I say it if I want someone to read an article?

I was reading an article and that was about good teaching. So I wanted to say something like, 1. I wish if I could get my teachers to read that article, that would be worthwhile 2. I wish if I could ...

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