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I felt a little strangely?

"The past is different country, they speak differently there". Dracula was published over 120 years ago. You should expect to find some language that isn't modern. This seems to be one ...
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If there was ever a question about something that might not have been efficient, Christopher assumed it wouldn’t be

If there was ever a question about something, in a plan or purchase, that might not have been efficient, Christopher assumed it wouldn’t be efficient. To avoid excessive repetition (as, here, of '...
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Meaning of 'Although the meaning of the word "continuous" seems intuitively clear…'

"This idea" refers to the idea discussed in the first part of the sentence. That idea is the idea of "the meaning of the word 'continuous'" But the idea of this word is the idea ...
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Meaning of 'Although the meaning of the word "continuous" seems intuitively clear…'

Apostol is warning you that the everyday ordinary English meaning of the word "continuous" is not precise enough to do good mathematics with. Mathematicians have invented a relatively ...
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the meaning of the sentence following "but"

These modifying phrases refer to the first part of the sentence. You could repeat the clause, or repeat it with a pronoun: Reductions in overseas government expenditure took place, but they took ...
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"It's not every day"

“It’s not every day” is an idiom that means “It’s unusual.” If something happened every day, it would be a usual or normal thing to happen. So if something unusual happens, you can say “It’s not every ...
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