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    #1

    "nearly 20 centuries= for more than twenty centuries?"


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    For more than twenty centuries, he has been in a firestorm of controversy.
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    He has been under attack for nearly 20 centuries.


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    My answer to the question is that it is false because nearly here means not completely twenty centuries.

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    Re: "nearly 20 centuries= for more than twenty centuries?"

    You are correct.

    Additionally, 'in a firestorm of controversy' does not mean 'under attack' and nobody lives for 2,000 years.

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    Re: "nearly 20 centuries= for more than twenty centuries?"

    Intriguing. Who is "he"? I was under the impression that the world's oldest man is about 115 years old. If this guy has been around for nearly 20 centuries, the people from the Guinness Book of Records are going to want to meet him!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: "nearly 20 centuries= for more than twenty centuries?"

    Jesus.

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    Re: "nearly 20 centuries= for more than twenty centuries?"

    That was my guess.

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    Re: "nearly 20 centuries= for more than twenty centuries?"

    Ohhhh, I thought you were talking about a real person!
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