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    "no choice" = "only choice" ?

    Hi,

    Consider the following sentences:

    1. The only choice is victory.
    2. There is no choice but victory.

    Do they mean exactly the same thing?

    Can "only choice" be used even if there are no two
    things to choose from? I thought "choice" is
    when you have two or more things from which to choose.
    So, "no choice" means there is only one thing available.

    Thanks

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    Re: "no choice" = "only choice" ?

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    Your logic is correct, but the language is not always strictly logical. Your two sentences are synonymous.
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    Re: "no choice" = "only choice" ?

    OK. Thanks Mister Micawber.

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