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    They that are whole

    They that are whole have no need of the physician.

    Please explain the highlighted ones.

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    Re: They that are whole

    Where on earth do you find these sentences, gary?
    I think it should mean that persons who are healthy don't need a doctor.

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    Re: They that are whole

    Quote Originally Posted by queenbu View Post
    Where on earth do you find these sentences, gary?
    I think it should mean that persons who are healthy don't need a doctor.
    Spot on! If you trace their etymologies back far enough, whole=healthy.

    from Online Etymology Dictionary

    O.E. hl "wholeness, a being whole, sound or well," from PIE *kailo- "whole, uninjured, of good omen"
    This similarity is preserved in the fossil 'hale and hearty' - idioms are a good hunting ground for fossils like this.

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    Re: They that are whole

    Quote Originally Posted by queenbu View Post
    Where on earth do you find these sentences, gary?
    This is from my grammar book.


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    Re: They that are whole

    sorry double post
    Last edited by user_gary; 12-Mar-2007 at 05:17. Reason: double posted

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