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    society has thought to be

    Dear all,
    The following sentence bothers me :
    "what society has thought to be its greatest social, political, and individual achievements have often resulted in the greatest discontent"

    I don't get that how can society "think"? Or I misunderstand the meaning.
    Please explains this for me. Thank you very much ^^


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    Re: society has thought to be

    'society' refers to the aggregate of people living together in a more or less ordered community. Hence, 'what society thinks' means 'the consensus of opinion among the members of that society'.

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