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    living for a change

    I do not understand very well the meaning of "living for a change". For example: his goal was "to enjoy living for a change."
    Help please?

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    Re: living for a change

    For a change, he decided to enjoy living (rather than being unhappy about life)

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    Re: living for a change

    Thank you, but... maybe my example is not the best. Here another one:
    "all of a sudden death did not worry me any more. I was living for a change!"

    And I have some more:
    "So get off your lazy butt and actually start living for a change."
    "Try to deal with the living for a change, Mr. Member, and maybe you'll be able to ..."
    "Living for a Change Toward a Culture of Peace."
    "Jessis will try his hand at rural living for a change. ..."

    I don't know why is so difficult for me to understand this expression. Maybe I have to start living for a change, whatever this means.

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    Re: living for a change

    Quote Originally Posted by mahamudra11 View Post
    Thank you, but... maybe my example is not the best. Here another one:
    "all of a sudden death did not worry me any more. I was living for a change!" For a change (in the way I lived), I was living - enjoying life

    And I have some more:
    "So get off your lazy butt and actually start living for a change." Change your lifestyle. Stop sitting around, get out and do things.
    "Try to deal with the living for a change, Mr. Member, and maybe you'll be able to ..." For a change, try to deal with living people and maybe you';; understand...
    "Living for a Change Toward a Culture of Peace." Conduct your life so as to encourage a change towards a peaceful world
    "Jessis will try his hand at rural living for a change. ..." Jessis is going to move out of the town (urban living) to the country (rural living)

    I don't know why is so difficult for me to understand this expression. Maybe I have to start living for a change, whatever this means.
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    As so often, it's not really difficult if you consider the whole context. It's a good example of English's infuriating flexibility. This link gives a good list of the different ways "living" can be used : living - OneLook Dictionary Search
    Last edited by Anglika; 29-Mar-2007 at 20:22. Reason: expansion

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    Re: living for a change

    Thank you.
    I feel a beginning
    in my understanding of living
    for a change.

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