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  1. Senior Member
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    #1

    it eclipsed his primary responsibilities to us as Americans

    What does "it eclipsed his primary responsibilities to us as Americans" mean?

    Does it mean "it makes him get rid of his primary responsibilities and further burden us as Americans"?

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    "His preening narcissism, his compulsive lying, his vindictiveness, his terror of germs and his terrifying inability to grasp basic science all of it eclipsed his primary responsibilities to us as Americans..."

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    #2

    Re: it eclipsed his primary responsibilities to us as Americans

    He's preoccupied with those other things rather than his primary responsibilities (to us as Americans).
    Not a professional teacher

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