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    Default a few connotations of "fair"

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to revise the following sentences?

    Everyone must have a fair share.

    fair = just to all parties; equitable

    It was a fair fight.

    fair = consistent with rules, logic, or ethics

    He saw that he would not be able to run with the ball, so he signalled for a fair catch.

    fair catch = a catch of a kicked football by a player after he holds up his hand to show that he will not run with the ball.

    That was no fair.

    no fair = something contrary to the rules

    His knowledge of French is fair, but ought to be better.

    fair = moderately good; acceptable or satisfactory

    The goods arrive in fair condition.

    She has a fair amount of sense.

    He is a fair weather friend.

    fair weather friend = person who ceases to be a friend when one is in trouble

    Please make a fair copy of this letter.

    fair = clan, clear, without blemish

    Usually they put me off with fair words.

    He is sick and tired of the fair speeches of the politicians before an election.

    He is fair to his employees.

    It’s fair to say that she deserves the promotion.

    It’s not fair that our application was rejected.

    He has fallen away from all his fair promises.

    fair promises = superficially true or appealing; specious promises; flattering words

    has fallen away from all his fair promises = has gone back on all his sweet words

    Giles, to whom a fair heritage was no less agreeable than a fair wife.

    fair heritage = handsome heritage; considerable heritage

    He was a fair fool.

    fair fool = unimaginable fool

    I have used both fair and foul words.

    Keep back so that each man may have a fair view.

    a fair view = unobstructed, open view

    It spread out his boughs and flourish fair.

    I can never think you meant me fair.

    He's an elephant, if he strikes you fair he knocks your life out.

    Does the boat lie fair?

    This was a pointedly exchange of fair and foul.

    exchange of fair and foul = exchange civilities

    A day after the fair. (it is too late)

    We have to give him a fair hearing.

    I have a house of fair size.

    He is in a fair way of business.

    It's only a fair movie.

    You have a fair chance of success.

    I have fair writing.

    It's a fair pleasure to watch her.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
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    Default Re: a few connotations of "fair"

    I would suggest "That was not fair." The term "no fair" is usually just an interjection used by children. I wouldn't use it in a negation declaration.

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    Exclamation Re: a few connotations of "fair"

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to revise the following sentences?
    Everyone must have a fair share.

    fair = just to all parties; equitable

    It was a fair fight.

    fair = consistent with rules, logic, or ethics

    He saw that he would not be able to run with the ball, so he signaled for a fair catch.

    fair catch = a catch of a kicked football by a player after he holds up his hand to show that he will not run with the ball. Only applicable to game of Football.

    That was not fair. Ok

    no fair = something contrary to the rules

    His knowledge of French is fair, but ought to be better. Ok

    fair = moderately good; acceptable or satisfactory

    The goods arrived in fair condition. Ok

    She has a fair amount of sense. Ok

    He is a fair weather friend. Ok

    fair weather friend = person who ceases to be a friend when one is in trouble

    Please make a fair copy of this letter. Ok

    fair = clan, clear, without blemish

    Usually they put me off with fair words. Courteous, civilized talk
    He is sick and tired of the fair speeches of the politicians before an election. =Outwardly or seemingly good or sincere but not really so

    He is fair to his employees. Ok

    Itís fair to say that she deserves the promotion. OK

    Itís not fair to say/to concludethat our application was rejected. Add an infinitive to make it more meaningful

    He has fallen away from all his fair promises. OK

    fair promises = superficially true or appealing; specious promises; flattering words

    has fallen away from all his fair promises = has gone back on all his sweet words

    Giles, to whom a fair heritage was no less agreeable than a fair wife. OK

    fair heritage = handsome heritage; considerable heritage

    He was a fair fool.

    fair fool = unimaginable fool=Excellent fool

    I have used both fair and foul words. Ok

    Keep back so that each man may have a fair view. Ok

    a fair view = unobstructed, open view

    It spread out his boughs and flourish fair. I can not make out what does it mean.

    I can never think you meant me fair. OK

    He's an elephant, if he strikes you fair he knocks your life out. OK, hits directly.

    Does the boat lie fair? Ok. Anchored favorably.

    This was a pointedly exchange of fair and foul.

    exchange of fair and foul = exchange civilities

    A day after the fair. (it is too late) I think it has a deep meaning. Cold be after the life journey.

    We have to give him a fair hearing. Ok

    I have a house of fair size. Ok

    He is in a fair way of business. = He is fair in business

    It's only a fair movie. Ok

    You have a fair chance of success. Ok

    I have fair writing. Could it be fair handwriting

    It's a fair pleasure to watch her. Ok

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
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