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    #1

    "station"?

    The wonderful thing about generosity is that anyone can become a generous person no matter what station you are in life, how much you have or what you hope to have.

    7 Reasons Generous People Are More Likely To Be Successful by John Patrick Hickey

    Quick definitions from Macmillan (station)
    noun
    your position in society
    http://www.onelook.com/?w=station&ls=a
    Does the word "station" in the context above mean "your position in society"?

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    #2

    Re: "station"?

    Yes it does.

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    #3

    Re: "station"?

    Just out of curiosty, do you frequently use the word "station" this way?
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    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

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    #4

    Re: "station"?

    I don't.

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    #5

    Re: "station"?

    It is a very old-fashioned usage: Victorian or Edwardian. Nobody says this nowadays.

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    #6

    Re: "station"?

    'Station in life' is fairly common. Click here to read many examples of recent usage.

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    #7

    Re: "station"?

    Thanks for that. I did not know it was still so common in BrE.

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