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    at length/ lack of diffidence

    Dear teacher,

    Would you help me to make the proper choice of the expressions in bold in the following sentence?

    They were not required to sign the questionnaire and they responded at length with a complete lack of diffidence.

    at length = in full, extensively or

    at length = after a long time, finally

    lack of diffidence= confidence

    Thanks for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Re: at length/ lack of diffidence

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teacher,

    Would you help me to make the proper choice of the expressions in bold in the following sentence?

    They were not required to sign the questionnaire and they responded at length with a complete lack of diffidence.

    at length = in full, extensively

    at length = after a long time, finally

    lack of diffidence= confidence, without restraint
    diffidence
    diffident
    Regards,

    V.
    2006

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