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    rising from bed

    Dear teachers,

    The following is a definition I found in my dictionary:

    a reception held by a person of distinction on rising from bed

    My question is: Does "rising from bed" means early in the morning?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang

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    Re: rising from bed

    Quote Originally Posted by jiang View Post
    Dear teachers,

    The following is a definition I found in my dictionary:

    a reception held by a person of distinction on rising from bed

    My question is: Does "rising from bed" means early in the morning?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang
    What is it a definition of?

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    Re: rising from bed

    Quote Originally Posted by jiang View Post
    My question is: Does "rising from bed" means early in the morning?
    It would certainly seem so. However, be aware that WordReference (levee - WordReference.com Dictionary of English) gives this as a secondary meaning.

    Other Dictionaries, such as the Compact Oxford English Dictionary (levee: definition of levee in Oxford dictionary (British & World English)) cite it as being archaic.

    If you look at the Online Etymology Dictionary (Online Etymology Dictionary), you will see why it is held in the morning.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: rising from bed

    It may have been 'a levée'. This sort of reception went out with Louis XIV, and the only similar word (with the same root) an English student may meet in the 21st century is levee, which means something entirely different.

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    #5

    Re: rising from bed

    It doesn't (or didn't) necessarily mean early in the morning. "On rising from bed" simply means "when he/she got out of bed after sleeping". For all we know, the person holding such a reception might not have got up until 4pm!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: rising from bed

    Dear bhaisahab,

    It is a definition of "levee": a reception held by a person of distinction on rising from bed

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang



    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    What is it a definition of?

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    Re: rising from bed

    Quote Originally Posted by jiang View Post
    Dear bhaisahab,

    It is a definition of "levee": a reception held by a person of distinction on rising from bed

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang
    If you read the excellent responses in posts #4 and #5, you will find that your question has been answered.

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    Re: rising from bed

    I have already read No.4 and No.5. I replied your response because it was the first post among all.
    Thank you so much for giving me much help.
    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    If you read the excellent responses in posts #4 and #5, you will find that your question has been answered.

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