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    What's the meaning of "given" and "any number of" here?

    Hi guys, could you help me with this sentence?
    "Our society puts tremendous value on any number of given characteristics. "

    1. What is the meaning of "given" here? Is it similar to "very" or "particular"?

    2. What is "any number of"? Is it equal to "any"?

    Thank you!

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    Re: What's the meaning of "given" and "any number of" here?

    Where did you find that rather strange sentence?
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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