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Autor:  Dale Thomas
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Data:  19/DEZ/2004 1:49 AM
Assunto:  Re: What does it mean?
 
Mensagem:  1 - lingering doubt: 1a-Was there any lingering doubt that maybe we're wrong? 1b-How could you come up with death if you had lingering doubt? (Something "lingers" when it remains, it doesn't leave. A lingering doubt is one the remains, one that keeps bothering you. If you have a lingering doubt about leaving your car on the street, you keep wondering if it would have been better to have left it in a garage. 1a-Was there any lingering doubt that maybe we're wrong? = Was there a doubt that kept bothering us that maybe we were wrong? 1b-How could you come up with death if you had lingering doubt? = How could you choose death as punishment if you had a reoccurring doubt about the defendant's guilt?) 2 - think very taxing Physically, emotionally, you would think very taxing. And then he's on the Internet. (There is something missing from the first of these two sentences. It's incomplete.) (When something is taxing, it requires your physical and mental strength. I would think it must be very taxing for a woman to work all day in an office, and then come home where she becomes a mother and wife until the next morning. It is very taxing to work seven days a week, 16 hours a day.) 3 – mortise Was the mortise put together that day? I believe he was looking for directions to a mortise What says that that's when he went back there, he put together a mortise (The first sentence looks correct, but not the following two. Maybe he was looking for directions about HOW to make a mortise, and maybe he made a mortise when he returned.) (A mortise is a hole placed in one object so a second object will fit in the hole. Cabinets have mortises, some ladders will have mortises, picture frames have mortises, etc. Obviously the "he" in the above sentence was doing some kind of work, probably carptenter work, and probably a job around the house.)


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What does it mean?  –  Fox Fox  18/DEZ/2004, 11:13 PM
 Re: What does it mean?  –  Dale Thomas  19/DEZ/2004, 1:49 AM
Re: What does it mean?  –  Fox Fox  19/DEZ/2004, 11:40 AM
Re: What does it mean?  –  Dale  19/DEZ/2004, 1:14 PM
Re: What does it mean?Perhaps Tom!  –  Fox Fox  25/DEZ/2004, 1:24 PM

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