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    fair

    Hi,

    What does the "Fair" mean here?

    A fair death honors the whole life.

    Thanks a lot

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    Re: fair

    I would say "A beautiful death ..."

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    Re: fair

    Quote Originally Posted by Khosro View Post
    I would say "A beautiful death ..."
    Yes, it's this definition of "fair": Definition of fair adjective (BEAUTIFUL) from Cambridge Dictionary Online: Free English Dictionary and Thesaurus

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    Re: fair

    But according to the Cambridge Dictionary, the meaning is old-fashioned. Should I put the sentence like this to make it more understandable:


    A beautiful death honors the whole life.

    If so, what does the beautiful mean here? Valuable?


    Thanks a lot

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    Re: fair

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    But according to the Cambridge Dictionary, the meaning is old-fashioned. Should I put the sentence like this to make it more understandable:


    A beautiful death honors the whole life.

    If so, what does the beautiful mean here? Valuable?
    However you put it, it sounds old-fashioned and/or strange. The use of 'the' also sounds strange, but the more natural 'your' would be out of place in such a thought.

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    Re: fair

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    But according to the Cambridge Dictionary, the meaning is old-fashioned. Should I put the sentence like this to make it more understandable:


    A beautiful death honors the whole life.

    If so, what does the beautiful mean here? Valuable?


    Thanks a lot
    1) If you substitute "fair" for any other word then you have to substitute "honors" with some other verb as well. Don't touch it.

    2) Who says that an old-fashioned word is not understood?!

    3) "The second goal was beautiful". does "beautiful" here means valuable? probably so, but also "spectacular" perhaps, and also "memorable" perhaps.

    4) If I were to change this sentence I would say:
    "A beautiful (or memorable?) death is what makes your life honourable.

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