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    "How incessant and great are the ills with which a prolonged old age is replete"

    "How incessant and great are the ills with which a prolonged old age is replete"

    What does this quote exactly mean?

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    Re: "How incessant and great are the ills with which a prolonged old age is replete"

    "How incessant and great are the ills with which a prolonged old age is replete"

    I'll give you a little help and perhaps you can work the rest out yourself.
    Note that it's not a question.
    incessant = unceasing, continual
    ills = problems, misfortunes
    replete = filled up

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    Re: "How incessant and great are the ills with which a prolonged old age is replete"

    Quote Originally Posted by JMurray View Post
    "How incessant and great are the ills with which a prolonged old age is replete"

    I'll give you a little help and perhaps you can work the rest out yourself.
    Note that it's not a question.
    incessant = unceasing, continual
    ills = problems, misfortunes
    replete = filled up

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    Hmmmm

    The problems which very old people has have are continual and great (?)


    Sorry.

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    Re: "How incessant and great are the ills with which a prolonged old age is replete"

    Quote Originally Posted by wotcha View Post
    Hmmmm

    The health problems which very old people has have are continual and great (?)


    Sorry.
    Not a bad attempt at all. Note that I deleted one of your verbs above. I have also added a word. "Ills" generally specifically refers to health issues although it can be used to simply mean "problems". You hear the phrase "The ills of the world ..." meaning "All the problems facing the planet ..."
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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