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    Default malice/ill-will/meets the eyes/can be seen at first glance/enough/ample

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to share with me your opinion concerning the plausibility of the following sentences?

    I bear you no malice.
    I bear you no ill-will.
    There is more in it than meets the eyes.
    There is more in it than can be seen at first glance.
    There was enough time to get things done in.
    There was ample time to get things done in.
    There is ample room for improvement.
    It leaves much to be desired.
    It is by no means perfect.
    I don’t feel equal to it today.
    I don’t feel like doing it today.
    I am not able to cope with.
    She was on the verge of tears.
    She was ready to burst into tears.
    There was no reason for his apprehension.
    There was no reason for his misgiving.
    She always gets the better of me in any argument.
    She always wins in any argument with me.
    She always gets the upper hand in any argument with me.
    The student was admonished for being late.
    The student was reprimanded for being late.
    She came off with flying colors.
    She was victorious.
    He spoke with deliberation.
    He spoke slowly, as if with some purpose.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Anglika is offline No Longer With Us
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    Default Re: malice/ill-will/meets the eyes/can be seen at first glance/enough/ample

    They are all plausible.

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