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    Muse over

    Hi everyone! I'm wondering whether the use of muse over is correct in the following sentence: "He sits in the corner in silence and muses over the inlays on the floor". When writing that, I actually meant that the person was looking at the inlays on the floor and and daydreaming, spacing out...
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    Yearn

    Hi everyone! Is the use of yearn correct in the following sentence: "He was sailing under a storm, yearning for lightning".he was sailing under a storm, yearning for lightning". Thank you very much!
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    Is this correct?

    Hi everyone! I'd like to know whether the following sentence is correct: "He was standing by in knowing silence". Can we use "stand by" like that, or does it always have to be preceding a place (e.g. he was standing by the window)? I really mean to say that the person was just standing around...
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    Are these correct?

    Hi everyone! This will probably a rather lenghty thread. I'd like to know if the following sentences are correct: 1 -"he was standing by in knowing silence". Can we use "stand by" like that, or does it always have to be preceding a place (e.g. he was standing by the window)? I really mean to...
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    Looking for an idiom

    Hi guys! I'm looking for an idiom that conveys the following idea: the act of listening to some opinion or idea and accepting it as truth without any kind of investigation, without any kind of thought on the subject. Thanks in advance !
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    Mental State / State of Mind

    Are these expressions interchangeable ? Would a doctor say "We need to evaluate the patient's state of mind" ? Thank you!
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    Idiom

    Hi. I'm looking for an idiom that conveys the following idea: "someone who doesn't want to be the only different one among his friends". Someone who doesn't want to be the "ugly duckling", you know... all your friends are like this or like that, so you have to be like that too. If possible, I'd...
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    [Grammar] Use of "Give" and "Close In"

    Hi. I was wondering whether the following sentences are grammatically correct: " The vending machine is all that you need. Whatever it is you want, it will give" The use of "give" sounds a little off to me... this is actually in a song. Is it acceptable ? The other one was from a poem in...
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