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I'd like to ask about the meaning of "test you to the very core of your being" in the following context:
The weather isn't always pleasant, though. Sometimes you are lashed by theelements—rain, wind, unbearable heat, or freezing cold. These represent the adversities and challenges in life. They can be extremely harsh—perhaps even test you to the very core of your being—and they cannot be avoided. You do not know when the storm will come; you only know that it will come. Mild weather never lasts forever.
Does the phrase in question simply mean "test you completely", i.e. difficult situations test you?
Last edited by KLPNO; 12-Feb-2011 at 13:42.
Thank you very much, Raymott.