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    Success is borne on the shoulders

    Does this "borne" mean "born=be delivered=give birth to" or "wear=take=have something"?

    33)Anyone who has ever achieved any degree of success knows that nothing in life worth having comes easily.. Success is borne on the shoulders of commitment, discipline, and persistence. Yet our popular culture conveys a very different message to children: success doesn’t have to be difficult or time consuming. P

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    Re: Success is borne on the shoulders

    It means 'carried'.

    The sentence as written doesn't make much sense.

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    Re: Success is borne on the shoulders

    It's related to the verb "to bear", which means "to carry".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Success is borne on the shoulders

    In medicine, we talk about tick-borne diseases. Those are diseases carried and transmitted by ticks.

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