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    Meaning

    This strategic retreat in good order was not lost on a woman present or observed by a man.

    What's the meaning of words in black type? Please.

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    Re: Meaning

    Quote Originally Posted by puzzle View Post
    This strategic retreat in good order was not lost on a woman present or observed by a man.

    What's the meaning of words in black type? Please.
    Every woman present (there), noticed the strategic retreat.

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    Re: Meaning

    It means the women present will notice while the men present won't. Right? Then, why use "or" which usually combines the two same thing? Isn't "but" or "and" better in this case?

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