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    #1

    unlike like

    I have come across this sentence:


    Both at Cornell and at Hopkins, our reigning literary experts were aloof from anti-war protests, unlike like left-leaning colleagues in history, politics, and economics at Cornell.



    I think that the meaning of this sentence is that the litery experts at Cornell and Hopkins were not engaged in anti-war protests on contary their colleagues teaching history etc. But I do not understand the construction unlike like. Why is not sufficient just using the word "unlike"?

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    #2

    Re: unlike like

    One of those words should be omitted.

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    #3

    Re: unlike like

    I would delete "like". The sentence doesn't make sense with "like".

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    Re: unlike like

    It also says nothing about left-leaning colleagues in history, politics, and economics at Hopkins, who may be more aloof than the literary professors, if in fact there were any left-leaning non-literary professors at Hopkins.

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