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This tag is for questions which a dictionary cannot answer about the meaning of a word, or a phrase, in a specific context. Be sure to give as much context as possible.

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It means that the search has not gone smoothly. That is, it has been interrupted repeatedly by events such as bad weather or breakdowns of equipment.
answered Feb 19 '15 by WhatRoughBeast
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Let's take things in order. 1) Right This is short for "All right", a general term of encouragement. 2) ten digits around the blunt bit Sticking out of the rock is the sword, consisting of blade and …
answered Jul 27 '17 by WhatRoughBeast
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You are exactly right. "More" in this case, is used in the sense of "better".
answered Feb 26 '15 by WhatRoughBeast
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During a meeting, sometimes 2 participants will decide to discuss among themselves (but not leaving the meeting while doing it) some issue which has been raised. While doing this, they are not paying …
answered Dec 28 '15 by WhatRoughBeast
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I suggest that the author was thinking vaguely of "twinge" a mental or emotional pang: a twinge of guilt; twinges of sorrow. or "pang" a sudden sharp feeling and combined the two. It a …
answered May 9 '18 by WhatRoughBeast
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The first use, "needed", means "In order to fight Ebola, 10,000 people are required in order for the effort to be successful", while the second can have various meanings. Generally, it suggests that 1 …
answered Feb 12 '15 by WhatRoughBeast
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The phrase means what you think it does with the following modification: but the speaker was wrong, and realizes it. So it usually carries a subsequent "but" or "and then (something happened that did …
answered Feb 21 '15 by WhatRoughBeast
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As always, you should try to do some research on your own before asking a question. Googling "Curia" produces a wiki link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curia, which tells you that In ancient Rome, …
answered May 25 '15 by WhatRoughBeast
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"It's okay." is commonly used as a phrase of reassurance. "You've cut yourself. Should I get a doctor?" "It's okay. I'll be fine." So Person 2 is reassuring Person 1 that the situation as it stands …
answered Sep 30 '15 by WhatRoughBeast
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Without a larger piece of context, any explanation is tentative. So. Tentatively then, the author divides minds (outlooks, philosophies) as objective and subjective. The objective mind looks to the o …
answered Aug 4 '18 by WhatRoughBeast
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Unfortunately, as is often the case, a sentence can have multiple possible meanings which are distinguished by context. In particular, a possessive used with a photograph can imply either "possession …
answered Feb 21 by WhatRoughBeast
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Without seeing more of the source, this may refer to the birth process in some hospitals, where the mother is treated as part of a process being controlled by the doctor. Many hospitals currently try …
answered Feb 21 by WhatRoughBeast
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The sentence might mean what you intended, but the usage is very strange. Ordinarily, a person is dumbstruck by a specific event, such as a revelation of information, and the reason for being dumbstru …
answered Sep 20 '15 by WhatRoughBeast
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I'm not sure, but it's possible that you're reading an English translation of the original review, or the reviewer is not a native speaker. I believe that the phrase intended was "there is still (meat …
answered Mar 2 '15 by WhatRoughBeast
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The sentence can be condensed to "Deconstructing central structural concepts in American society ... explicitly requires consideration of encounters and power." First, what does "deconstructing struc …
answered Apr 7 '16 by WhatRoughBeast