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    range/head of household/strikingly great/exemplary wife and mother/on the best terms

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    The children ranged in age from nine years to four months.

    range = lay out orderly or logically in a line or as if in a line

    Her father believes that a wife and children should do exactly as they are told by the “head of the household”.

    head of the household = the head of family, patriarch

    The resemblance between her and her mother was strikingly great.

    strikingly = in a striking manner

    Mrs. Caldwin has been an exemplary wife and mother.

    exemplary = model

    Rosemary was not on the best terms with her family, except one brother.

    on the best term = stand well with

    Officials said the identify of the victims would not be released until other family members were located and notified.

    release = publish

    The Register reported coroner's officials wheeled a gurney with a tiny body bag into one of two vans.

    coroner = an official whose duty is to find out the cause of any death that does not seem to be due to natural causes

    gurney = a metal stretcher with wheels

    Homicide detectives scoured the home looking for clues to what might have happened.

    scour = comb

    Score out that last name.

    score out = cross out

    Daisy planned to take a crash course in cooking before she got married.

    crash course = a short, intensive training course

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Exclamation Re: range/head of household/strikingly great/exemplary wife and mother/on the best t

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    The children ranged in age from nine years to four months. Ok
    range = lay out orderly or logically in a line or as if in a line

    Her father believes that a wife and children should do exactly as they are told by the head of the household.

    head of the household = the head of family, patriarch

    The resemblance between her and her mother was strikingly great.

    strikingly = in a striking manner

    Mrs. Caldwin has been an exemplary wife and mother.

    exemplary = model = serving as a model or pattern
    An organization in Singapore organizes annual Exemplary Mother Award as mark of respect for mothers, which is the pinnacle of respect for women.

    Rosemary was not on the best terms with her family, except one brother.

    on the best term = stand well with = In commercial banking or business, it has wide applications; as: negotiate the Best Terms for a insurance policy, loan or lease.

    Officials said the identity of the victims would not be released until other family members were located and notified.

    release = publish = to allow to be known, issued, done, or exhibited
    The Government released a press-note for publication.
    The Register reported coroner's officials wheeled a gurney with a tiny body bag into one of two vans.

    coroner = an official whose duty is to find out the cause of any death that does not seem to be due to natural causes = The primary role of the coroner is to determine and certify the cause, manner, and mechanism of death for those cases which fall under the jurisdiction of the coroner. These include natural, accidental, homicide, and suicide.

    gurney = a metal stretcher with wheels

    Homicide detectives scoured the home looking for clues to what might have happened.

    scour = comb = To search through or over thoroughly: The detective scoured the scene of the crime for clues

    Score out that last name.

    score out = cross out = remove by or as if by rubbing or erasing

    Daisy planned to take a crash course in cooking before she got married.

    crash course = a short, intensive training course Ok

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
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