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What kind of people is this title "the great" for? I know Alexander the Great, but he was a king. So is this term applied to various kinds of people?
ex)A young carpenter, at the beginning of his career, came to Halcolm, the Great, in distress. He had studied diligently to master carpentry. At the completion of his apprenticeship, the master carpenters said that his technical competence and skill were unmatched for one so young. Yet, Halcolm could also see that the young carpenter was in great distress. "What troubles you?" he asked gently...
Last edited by keannu; 08-Oct-2012 at 09:53.
I added more, anyway, Halcolm is a renowned, great master in carpentry to advise him, as shown in further context.
I don't think it's as much a title as it is an admiration.
I'm not a teacher yet, but I am studying a Bachelor of Education with an English Literature major at Charles Sturt University, in NSW, Australia.
NOT A TEACHER
The text in the original source(?) is slightly different and makes no mention of Halcolm being great.b) used in the title of a person or event that was very important in the past Peter/Catherine etc the Great
I’m reading a biography of Alexander the Great.
the Great Depression
Source: Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.
Last edited by Chicken Sandwich; 08-Oct-2012 at 11:44.