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    lesser light vs lowliest light

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    I'd picked up a program at the registration desk and swa she had one of the coveted keynote addresses, scheduled when no one else was speaking. Lesser lights had to compete for attention with other doctor's presentations, while the lowliest made do with a poster about their research displayed with dozens of others in a big hall.

    What is the lesser light? dim light? and "the lowliest" here is the lowest light? and is it the dimmest light? I'm quite confused, if the dimmest light = no light, why no light at a poster? then nobody can see the poster then. so I think I might be wrongly misunderstand this, pls help!!!

    Oh, by the way, "she" here is going to give speech on the important subject, nobody knows about it or something, right? I guessed from the coveted keynote address.

    Thank you,

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    Re: lesser light vs lowliest light

    Lights refers to presenters, people; i.e., a star is a form of light.

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    Re: lesser light vs lowliest light

    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    Lights refers to presenters, people; i.e., a star is a form of light.
    wow! it's crystal clear then, thanks a lot!!!!

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    Re: lesser light vs lowliest light

    You're most welcome.


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    Re: lesser light vs lowliest light

    lesser lights = less important people

    the lowliest = the least important people

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