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    I badly need examples of second-degree context, but I can't find it anywhere. Probably you are able to help me? Thanks beforehand

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    Sometimes, however, such a
    minimum context fails to reveal the meaning of the word, and it may be
    correctly interpreted only through a second-degree context as in the
    following example: “The man was large, but his wife was even fatter”. The
    word “fatter” here serves as a kind of indicator pointing that “large”
    describes a stout man and not a big one.
    http://pokrovsk.info/referat/ref41273.html

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    Thank a lot, but I've read "English Lexicology" by Antrushina, Afanas'eva and Morozova, and as far as I see you've read it either. And, moreover, Afanas'eva gives us lectures this term)

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    It's not a term I've seen- if you google it, most of the references are Russian.

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    Thank you once again for your attempt to help me

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