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    prise

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    For centuries they had to be content with attempting to prise new territory and new wealth and power from each other.

    --- Does "prise" mean here that they shared it with each other, or that they were trying to get it from one another?

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    Re: prise

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    For centuries they had to be content with attempting to prise new territory and new wealth and power from each other.

    --- Does "prise" mean here that they shared it with each other, or that they were trying to get it from one another?
    It means that they were trying to get it from one another.

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    Re: prise

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    So the whole sentence says that for centuries they had to be satisfied with getting new territories, wealth and power from each other. Right?

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    Re: prise

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    So the whole sentence says that for centuries they had to be satisfied with getting new territories, wealth and power from each other. Right?
    Yes that's right.

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