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    #1

    but, there ...

    hi

    But, there,Miss, you donít want to hear about our silly
    little differences.

    What is the meaning of "there" here?

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    #2

    Re: but, there ...

    There + name can be used to show sympathy or be patronising. The punctuation in your example is a bit strange.

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    #3

    Re: but, there ...

    What is said, to crying children usually, is - There, there, now....
    A soothing remark that means nothing.
    Here, it looks like a truncated version of same.

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    #4

    Re: but, there ...

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    hi

    But, there,Miss, you donít want to hear about our silly
    little differences.

    What is the meaning of "there" here?

    NOT A TEACHER


    (1) My books tell me that the adverb "there" is an adverb

    often used as an exclamation or interjection (showing some

    kind of emotion): There! I have finally finished my 100-page

    research paper. Now I can finally relax.

    (2) As the other posters taught you and me, it can also be

    used to "put people in their place" or to give comfort:

    Wife: I don't think that we will have enough money

    this week to cover our expenses.

    Husband: There, there, darling, you just keep preparing those

    delicious dinners for me. Leave the financial matters to a man.

    ***

    George (crying): Mona and I have broken up. I don't know what

    to do.

    Susan: There, there, don't take it so hard. You'll get a new

    girlfriend without any problem. By the way, did I tell you that Tony

    and I have broken up?


    Respectfully yours,


    James

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