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    Default Given

    Hi,

    What does "that's a given" mean in this sentence?

    Life is tough, thatís a given.

    Here's the whole speech.

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    Default Re: Given

    It's a fact that we all accept.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: Given

    You ever do proofs in math class? You have to derive logically a statement based on the conditions and true statements that you are given.

    These are known as "givens."

    In this case, the writer is stating that the fact that life is tough is a "given." It's part of the problem that is an unchangeable truth.

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    Default Re: Given

    I couldn't find the meaning of "given" which you all told me here in the dictionary, why?

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    Default Re: Given

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    I couldn't find the meaning of "given" which you all told me here in the dictionary, why?
    I'm not sure why. I found this meaning in every dictionary I tried.

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    Default Re: Given

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    I couldn't find the meaning of "given" which you all told me here in the dictionary, why?
    You are using the wrong dictionary.

    Bookmark the OneLook Dictionary Search for your future convenience.

    Rover

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