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    was meant to be

    Does this mean "was intended to be" or "was considered (as) "? It's confusing.

    72)Someone once described Vidal Sassoon as "the man who did for haircutting what The Beatles did for rock and roll." ...His style was a natural-looking hair style that always fit the wearer's face perfectly - perfectly, that is, for the lively 1960s. It was meant to be a big change from the old-fashioned, stiff, 1950s' puffed hairdos...

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    Re: was meant to be

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Does this mean "was intended to be" or "was considered (as) "? It's confusing.

    72)Someone once described Vidal Sassoon as "the man who did for haircutting what The Beatles did for rock and roll." ...His style was a natural-looking hair style that always fit the wearer's face perfectly - perfectly, that is, for the lively 1960s. It was meant to be a big change from the old-fashioned, stiff, 1950s' puffed hairdos...
    Read it as "intended to be".

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    Re: was meant to be

    Thanks a lot! So "be meant to be" has no cases to be interpreted as "be considered as"? I read it in a dictionary.

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    Re: was meant to be

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Thanks a lot! So "be meant to be" has no cases to be interpreted as "be considered as"? I read it in a dictionary.
    I didn't go that far. In your context, this is what Vidal intended. I will have to think about other contexts.

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