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    Default The tens of thousands

    Hello,

    1) What does "the tens of thousands" mean? Can we say "numerous" ?

    2) What does "There never is for new articles" mean?


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    Default Re: The tens of thousands

    1- That's the idea.
    2- Can you supply the context?

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    Default Re: The tens of thousands

    Hi Tdol,

    I quoted the context for both questions.

    1) Getty notes that of the thes of thousands of Americans who take their lives each year, a significant number are classed as "economic suicides."

    Is it exactly the number (if so, how much is it? Does it 10 x 1,000 or 10:1,000? or just an emphasis like "huge", "numerous", etc.?

    2) If you ever feel disheartened because you have an idea for a product or service for which you have been told there is no market, remember Ford's comment that "there never is for new articles".

    Does it mean "there is no market for new articles"?

    3) One more question, the context says...

    I found no quality save persistence, in either of Edison or Ford, that even remotely suggested the major source of their stupendous achievements.

    Does it mean "There is no long-lasting quality that brought major success to Edison and Ford"? I mean there is not only one single quality but a lot of good habits created wealth for those guys. Sound possible??

    4) What can "turn down a glasss" mean?

    Thanks!!!

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