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    TV sets were priced beyond the means of a general public whose modest living ...

    "TV sets were priced beyond the means of a general public whose modest living standards, especially in the 1930 and

    1940s, did not allow the acquisition of luxury goods"



    What does 'the means of' mean in this sentence?

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    Re: TV sets were priced beyond the means of a general public whose modest living ...

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    The financial resources available to a member of the general public.

    "Means" can refer to any resources or abilities used to obtain something or accomplish a goal.
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    Re: TV sets were priced beyond the means of a general public whose modest living ...

    So, in other words, the general public could not afford TV sets; the sets were too expensive for them.

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