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Someone who never gets tired

He always works and I have rarely seen him sitting. A hardworking man who never tends to show down or stop working. He always works with lots of energy and effort and never gives up while he can ...
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does “poise somebody” mean “invite”, “ask”, or some other meaning?

From this book "Deep Learning and Convolutional Neural Networks for Medical Image Computing" In 2013, I was fortunate to attract Dr. Holger Roth to be a postdoctoral fellow in my group. Holger ...
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Meaning of “adjustment of X *lags* actual conditions in the labour markets”

I do not understand the meaning of the sentence in bold. Author wrote the following sentence: The use of unemployment rate as the sole basis for the Variable Entrance Requirement is firstly ...
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What does “play in traffic” mean?

They’ll go snort an eight ball of cocaine and play in traffic... I didn't find any meaning in reliable online dictionaries. Is this synonymous with go play in traffic? To go away and leave one ...
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The meaning of “floored” in: “he was floored when they told him he was 'going viral'”

I need to confess I am a Limahl fan and my feeling goes with this story. It's a bit long article, so that please forgive me if you need to read to the line I would like to lead to, which is Limahl,...
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“Precipice”, “Cliff”, “Crag” + “Valley” or “Canyon”

I wonder what word do you usually use in the following sense: Boy: What an astonishing scene. Come on; let's approach the its edge and take a selfie! Girl: no; let's not approach it. It is a ...
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“Sidings” what is it?

guys. I deeply apologize for deleting some questions number of times. My next job would be definitely English related, so I have to get used to. The question is, Currently I am reading this article,...
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My father taught me vs my father learned me

I have read like these sentences: My dad has also taught me a lot about love. My dad taught me a lot of things. I am wondering if we can say "learned me" instead. So as to be My dad ...
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what does “first-cut solution” mean? [on hold]

From this post Deep Learning has enabled the field of Computer Vision to advance rapidly in the last few years. In this post I would like to discuss about one specific task in Computer Vision ...
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“Drench” vs “Soak”

I wonder which one of the two verbs below fits better in each sense and which one doesn't work in which sentence and why: Soak: to make something completely wet. Drench: To drench something or ...
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To express different cameras output different images, are “varied” and “various” exchangeable?

This is description from a competition. In these institutions, fundus images are captured by various cameras in the market, such as Canon, Zeiss and Kowa, resulting into varied image ...
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Does `a developing sense` mean that the sense/idea approaches but not achieves the advanced?

From this book "Deep Learning and Convolutional Neural Networks for Medical Image Computing" Interest and advances in deep learning are still growing rapidly in both the computer vision and the ...
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Given that at least one of options is not, which one is appropriate? “both” or “neither”

this post is discussing "easier to read" topic. Is "have greater readability than" or "easier to read than" not idiomatic? Appending to this sentence, Which following one is more appropriate? ...
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Can anyone tell me the meaning of “overcorrected”? [closed]

Is there a word "overcorrected"? Couldn't find any.
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Can “pecuniary” be used as a synonym for “financial”?

pecuniary- MW Pecuniary: of or relating to money pecuniary needs pecuniary rewards Pecuniary advantage Does this word have an interchangeable use with financial? DC Financial: relating to ...
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What does “mandate” mean in following sentences?

I couldn't comprehend the meaning of "mandate" in following sentences; For post-certified aircraft, these actions should be specified as service information by the TCH or included in an updated ALS ...
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Is “a factor of K-fold” a idiomatic saying?

This book "Deep Learning and Convolutional Neural Networks for Medical Image Computing" uses an expression "a factor of K-fold". As we learned about the current state of research on deep learning, ...
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“Impudent”, “Insolent” or “Impertient”

Please have a look on the following example and let me know which choice sounds correct: — Yet it was still an encouraging victory for Mourinho’s team and a difficult afternoon for Tottenham Hot ...
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Does `then` indicate a performance order when talk about a comparison?

I am learning this book "Deep Learning and Convolutional Neural Networks for Medical Image Computing" On the other hand, CNN models have been proved to have much higher modeling capacity, ...
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When someone's body or voice shakes/shivers/trembles

According to the Cambridge dictionary definitions: Shake: (transitive) As the most generic word among the three choices, it means "to move backwards and forwards or up and down in quick, short ...
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what does “runed” mean? can anyone give another example sentence?

the lecturer is saying clear the gradient of this line is equal to the amount of that function that increases in this interval divided by the length of the interval that we're considering this ...
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up/down for something

Words up and down are opposite to each other. But both up for something and down for something have the same meaning "willing to take part in something". How did this come into being? What is the ...
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Can anyone give some concrete examples about the difference between notion concept?

this post claims a ‘concept’ is an Epistemological construct and forms the foundation of human thought, communication and knowledge A ‘Notion’ is a very broad concept that may include ...
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Does the word “engineerical” exist?

In a series of adjectives about fields of study such as physical, mathematical, historical, philosophical etc. how would the field of engineering fit in? I looked it up in one of my Danish-English ...
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“Dread”, “Terror” and “Horror”

I wonder if you agree that "dread" and "terror" mean quite similar that we can almost always use them interchangeably! Actually, based on dictionary definitions, they both mean, **a stronger version" ...
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Does twist have a meaning of 'style'?

I came across two occurences of the word 'twist', in my opinion, with the meaning of style. Here are the two mentioned phrases: The first one from the Sherlock Holmes: A Study in Scarlet. On the ...
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Is Headache used as verb in “it does my headache”?

In Australia I hear this phrase all the time, like. You are doing my headache. It does my headache. You do my headache, mate. He does my headache. My previous knowledge of the word tells ...
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Is “ing” with this verb (brim) form a gerund or a noun? [duplicate]

I was looking for the definition of "brimming" and I found it "To be abundantly filled or supplied" And those examples on it A monument brimming with tourists. Workers brimming with pride. according ...
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Is there the word “over-preoccupation”?

I've seen “over-preoccupation” in a paragraph and searched for the meaning, but I only came across results with "preoccupation" - without the "over".
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pharmacy vs. drugstore in American English

Is there a clear-cut difference between pharmacy and drugstore in American English? Does a pharmacy necessarily sell medicines and drugs and nothing else? Could a pharmacy sell make-up?
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What does “note” mean in “~ said in a note”?

https://www.apnews.com/0e6900537abf41348a48fc64c69085ae Brazil’s health ministry says deaths from dengue fever in the last six months have risen 163% from the same period last year. The ...
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“Required”, “Needed” and “Requisite”

I wonder what's the difference between the synonymous words: required, needed and requisite To me they all mean so similar that I have always used then interchangeably, but I needed to know how you ...
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What does the phrase “just under” mean here? [closed]

Here is a sentence from a racing game: You can choose a challenge with a car that’s just under, or make things easy for yourself by choosing fully-specced vehicle. I am not sure about the ...
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“Rounding endorsement”

That sounds like a rounding endorsement. Thank you Peter. (from a BBC show) I can't find a definition in major dictionaries related to this usage. "Rounding" seems to mean "resounding", "emphatic", ...
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What is “fore” in this context?

In this post, there's a mentioning as follows. Fore warned is fore armed. I've looked it up and google told me that fore means following things. situated or placed in front the front part of ...
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What is the meaning of “stark” in this context?

"This meeting between these two peoples (Thule and Dorset) would have been a very stark meeting," Fitzhugh said, "between people with very conservative, beautiful stone technology and beautiful ...
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What does “having budgets” in this context mean?

To overcome this problem, I believe primary education should teach children about the importance of being within \ having budget(s). A native English speaker suggests to write "having budgets" ...
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What's the meaning of “Artist's rendering ”?

I saw this page, Artist's rendering of the Space Launch System Block 1 sitting on Launch Pad 39A with the Orion spacecraft at sunrise. I am confused with the word "Artist's rendering ". Does it ...
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What does the word “quips” mean here?

Here is a sentence from a video editor's description: The editor adds all your notes to your video clips, which enables you to search within the editor to easily find a particular video clip or ...
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“Be + to infinitive” VS “Be + root verb”

Your task [ is to / is ] remove all the dirt. All I want to do [ is to / is ] thank you. Between "is to" and just "is", what is more common, and what's the difference in their meaning or usage.
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“Require” or “Need”

I thought that the two verbs "require" and "need" mean the same thing, while I saw these links: link 1 and link 2. Now, I don't think these two verbs are always the same. (Though I have my doubts ...
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“Interdependant” vs “Correlative”

I wonder what do you call two things that are related to one another in such a close way that each one "needs" the others in order to exist and none of them can last without the other one? I know just ...
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An informal equivalent for “reveal something”

I wonder what is the informal substitute for "reveal" in my following similar examples: Scenario 1) As he said to me, he was the only witness to the murder of Frank's brother. He was the only one ...
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Is it wrong to say: He occupies the bathroom

Is it wrong to say: "He occupies the bathroom, so I cannot come in" I heard the phrase: "The bathroom is occupied, so I cannot come in." So I wondered if I also can say it the other way. ...
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Using “advantageous to” with things instead of people

See the definition of "advantageous" here. The definition of the word includes "you", and it gives impression that you cannot say advantageous to something. In the examples "advantageous to" is used ...
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“Terry hearthside”

A trapper's line in the movie The Ballad of Buster Scruggs: Trapper: I did have a consort, a stout woman of the Hunkpapa Sioux. We had a companionship of sorts. But there is a lady present. A life ...
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The usage of the word “logical”

It seems that I have misunderstood "logic" and its associated parts of speech! I think "logical" and "illogical" has some specific usages which is not associated with the words like "reasonable" or "...
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What is the meaning of “tramp asleep”?

I have just come across the following sentence on The Sun: A neighbour said: “I heard a whomp so I went to look out the window. At first I thought it was a tramp asleep. He had all his clothes on ...
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What does the phrase “mining resources” mean here?

Here is a sentence from a space action game: When you are away from the battlefield, you can send your co-soldiers to cleared areas, while mining resources and upgrading your equipments and ...
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What sense of 'yet' has been used in this sentence?

At the end of Neville's interview, Harry had the impression that Slughorn was reserving judgement on Neville, yet to see whether he had any of his parents' flair. Harry Potter and the Half-blood ...