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    Such deduction? -Judaism of course was a recognized religion, so it is quite likely..

    Well, Judaism of course was a recognized religion, one of Jewish customs, but how can your reason out that so it is quite likely that the "Jewish custom" referred to is Christianity (why not just Judaism)? Context: First, a likely cause for investigation erupted right in Tacitus' backyard, so...
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    Does "the pernicious superstition" here refer to the belief of Christianity?

    Does "the pernicious superstition" here refer to the belief of Christianity? Context: But not all the relief that could come from man, not all the Bounties that the prince could bestow, nor all the atonements Which could be presented to the gods, availed to relieve Nero From the infamy of...
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    Failed to understand "barriers...might be much lower"...

    can "being much lower" be a barrier? Context: In 1982 Dr. Dorothy T. Krieger, chief of endocrinology at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, achieved notable success with a partial brain transplant in mice.[4] A partial brain transplant could accomplish essentially the same goal —...
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    "Rains glass"? What does it mean?

    Rain glass means weatherglass when used as a noun phrase. But what does it mean when used as a verb? Context: If seen directly it would look like a "deep blue dot," reminiscent of Earth's color as seen from space. But that's where all comparison ends. The planet's daytime atmosphere is nearly...
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    Does "fastened the guilt" mean "concentrated (his attention) on the crime"?

    Does "fastened the guilt" mean "concentrated (his attention) on the crime"? Besides, does the "most mischievous superstition" here refer to Christian belief? Context: Such indeed were the precautions of human wisdom. The next thing was to seek means of propitiating the gods, and recourse was...
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    What does "gram to gram" mean?

    Context: Influence of Trans Fatty Acids on Health Abstract The contribution of dietary trans fatty acids (TFAs) on the risk of ischemic heart disease (IHD) has recently gained further support due to the results from large, prospective, population-based studies. Compared to saturated fat...
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    What does "they" refer to here? Religious beliefs?

    Context: Leuba attributed the higher level of disbelief and doubt among “greater” scientists to their “superior knowledge, understanding, and experience” 2 . Similarly, Oxford University scientist Peter Atkins commented on our 1996 survey, “You clearly can be a scientist and have religious...
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    Does "Workouts are no antidote" mean "exercise is not an antidote"?

    Does "Workouts are no antidote" mean "exercise is not an antidote"? Context: Workouts are no antidote to death by desk job 04 July 2013 by Richard A. Lovett MICHAEL JENSEN is talking to me on the phone, but his voice is drowned out by what sounds like a vacuum cleaner. Or maybe it's a...
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    [Idiom] What does "that will to be rightful must be reasonable" mean?

    Does it mean "if that will wants to be rightful, it (that will) must be reasonable?" Context: All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will to be rightful must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal...
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    Please edit the sentence

    The road lead to success is not only zigzag and uneven, but also full of thorns and traps.
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    Does "creating headaches " mean "making troubles"?

    Context: Ever since the first iPad was released in early 2010, physicians have been adopting tablet devices in droves. According to a survey by QuantiaMD in May ’11, 80% of physicians surveyed owned a smartphone or tablet and 30% owned a tablet device. And from this individual adoption...
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    Bales's read as /beilziz/?

    Context: The assault case was dismissed and didn't involve any members of Sgt. Bales's family, Mr. Browne said Friday.
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    Please make it terser

    For the treatment of patients with respiratory disease, especially for the treatment of patients with gastrointestinal tract intolerance, drug X is expected to be an important substitute for drug Y.
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    Is it fluent English by native speaker?

    (Tell me your intuition, thanks): In order not to die, all mistreated children must totally repress the mistreatment, deprivation, and bewilderment they have undergone because otherwise the child's organism wouldn't be able to cope with the magnitude of the pain suffered. Only as adults do they...
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    How to pronounce Lech Walesa

    Lech Walesa, former Poland President. How to pronounce Lech Walesa in English?