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    I always have had a problem in understanding the meaning of "miss"

    Does it mean "fail to understand" or does it mean "feel sad for"?
    OneLook's results helped not.

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    Reading some of these replies, I feel like "People really believe that? It sounds like a fairy tale". But at the same time, I sometimes miss believing in it, myself. But it just doesn't make sense. Hopefully if a God exists, he'll understand. And also be able to thoroughly defend/explain his apparent absence and lack of ungarbled communication...

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    Re: I always have had a problem in understanding the meaning of "miss"

    Miss | Define Miss at Dictionary.com

    Definition 5, notice the absence or loss of.

    Presumably, he feels a little sad about no longer believing.

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    Re: I always have had a problem in understanding the meaning of "miss"

    [QUOTE=SoothingDave;924154]Miss | Define Miss at Dictionary.com

    Definition 5, notice the absence or loss of.

    Presumably, he feels a little sad about no longer believing.[/QUOTE]

    See, no definition in OneLook would have presented itself like this. Dictionaries have a limited power.

    Thank you!

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    Re: I always have had a problem in understanding the meaning of "miss"

    Quote Originally Posted by NewHopeR View Post
    See, no definition in OneLook would have presented itself like this. Dictionaries have a limited power.
    Hi,

    Look at what's listed as #16 at OneLook, please.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: I always have had a problem in understanding the meaning of "miss"

    Quote Originally Posted by NewHopeR View Post
    See, no definition in OneLook would have presented itself like this. Dictionaries have a limited power.
    The power of Onelook.com is that one has a very wide range of dictionaries and definitions. One can look through the choices and get a very real feeling about how words can be used.

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