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    optimistic pessimist is offline Member
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    Default the nuance of live to

    Dear all,

    "...But I won't invite my child to change if my interaction with him are primarily in order to get him to change. I become an agent of change only to the degree that I begin to live to help things go right rather than simply correct things that are going wrong..."

    In the pasage above, what kind of nuance is added by "live to"? I don't know why it's there? My dictionary doesn' help me about this use of "live". Does it mean "focusing on" or something?

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    Default Re: the nuance of live to

    That's a convoluted sentence that I can't be bothered to try to get my head round.

    'Live to' has the nuance of 'have a purpose in life'.

    'I only live to make you happy, my darling.'

    Rover

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