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"Do You Have An Element? " what does "element" mean here?
In another case ,there is a sentence as following:
"it became obvious why I have an element of the prude about me."
Does the word element in this sentence mean the same as the first one?
So in all ,please tell me the meaning of these two sentences.Your help will be much appreciated.
The context for the second sentence "it became obvious why I have an element of the prude about me." is like this:
In an episode of TV series "Miranda",Miranda utters the above-mentioned sentence and then a scenario in recollection unfolds in which Miranda ,intending to borrow something from her parents,walks into their room only to find her parents lying naked in bed.Miranda storms off and says "My eyes".
I would be much obiged if you could be so kind as to help me to understand this sentence.
Here's some more examples:
There was an element of racism in his refusal to help.
The element of greed in him has made him a rich person, but he's not well-liked.
The career opportunity was one of the elements of his choice to move to Canada.
PS: "Do you have an element?" is meaningless.