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    #1

    deal with a lawyer.

    Would you please explain the phrase "deal with a lawyer" regarding this sentence:

    "He’s a Muslim. That’s number one. Devout. So it’s tough for him when he’s got to deal with a woman lawyer."

    P.S: Hard Muslims put distance between counter gender.

    https://books.google.com.tr/books?id=QMLjAwAAQBAJ&pg=PA68&lpg=PA68&dq=%22So+it %E2%80%99s+tough+for+him+when+he%E2%80%99s+got+to+ deal+with+a+woman+lawyer%22&source=bl&ots=R8tObjtx Bv&sig=r4inwVpDZ8wczgHbH-p4wHx_O1c&hl=tr&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiYxMmQutvTAhUSKlAK HXK6DfQQ6AEIJjAB#v=onepage&q=%22So%20it%E2%80%99s% 20tough%20for%20him%20when%20he%E2%80%99s%20got%20 to%20deal%20with%20a%20woman%20lawyer%22&f=false

    Above link does not work and I can't find any which works. It can stay as the source name.

    Is it 2 or 4 in the link?
    https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deal%20with

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    Last edited by hhtt21; 06-May-2017 at 15:31.

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    #2

    Re: deal with a lawyer.

    Quote Originally Posted by hhtt21 View Post
    Would you please explain the phrase "deal with a lawyer" regarding this sentence:

    "Heís a Muslim. Thatís number one. Devout. So itís tough for him when heís got to deal with a woman lawyer."

    P.S: Hard strict Muslims put distance between avoid contact between the sexes counter gender.

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    Is it 2 or 4 in the link?
    https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deal%20with
    Definition 2 works here.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: deal with a lawyer.

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Definition 2 works here.
    Would you please look at this 3. "Rigid Muslims avoid contact between the genders."?

    Can the genders never be used such a context or situation?

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    Re: deal with a lawyer.

    "Rigid" doesn't work there. When we are talking about religions, we use "strict". "Genders" isn't impossible there but it has been said on the forum before that there is no real reason to use the word except in technical/medical contexts. Using "sexes" is perfectly acceptable in all other contexts.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: deal with a lawyer.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    "Rigid" doesn't work there. When we are talking about religions, we use "strict". "Genders" isn't impossible there but it has been said on the forum before that there is no real reason to use the word except in technical/medical contexts. Using "sexes" is perfectly acceptable in all other contexts.
    I understand it to be gender is formal but sex is colloquial. Correct? And isn't there any synonym of "strict" when the context is religions? What about fundamentalist or radical?

    Thank you.

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    #6

    Re: deal with a lawyer.

    I didn't say anything about formal and colloquial, did I? I already said in what contexts I see them being used.

    There is a big​ difference between "strict" and "fundamentalist/radical" when it comes to religion.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: deal with a lawyer.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I didn't say anything about formal and colloquial, did I? I already said in what contexts I see them being used.

    There is a big​ difference between "strict" and "fundamentalist/radical" when it comes to religion.
    The following explanation, I think, implies that sex is colloquial and gender is formal. Correct?
    "Genders" isn't impossible there but it has been said on the forum before that there is no real reason to use the word except in technical/medical contexts.

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    #8

    Re: deal with a lawyer.

    Quote Originally Posted by hhtt21 View Post
    I understand it to be gender is formal but sex is colloquial. Correct?
    No. They are both equally formal (academic) terms with different (academic) definitions.

    And isn't there any synonym of "strict" when the context is religions? What about fundamentalist or radical?
    No. These two words have quite different senses.

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    #9

    Re: deal with a lawyer.

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    No. They are both equally formal (academic) terms with different (academic) definitions.



    No. These two words have quite different senses.
    If strict quite different than fundamentalist and radical. What about comparison between radical and fundametalist? Are they exactly the same or quite closer or quite different?

    Thank you.

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    #10

    Re: deal with a lawyer.

    You should never assume that two words are exactly the same. To me, they are quite different.

    Fundamentalism (applied to religion) is about belief, ie., that the words in scripture are literally true. Radicalism (applied to religion) is about people's political motivations as justified by their religious beliefs.

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