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    #1

    slightingly

    I am not sure about the meaning of:
    "slightingly"

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    from: Pride and Prejudice
    If I wished to think slightingly of anybody's children, it should not be of my own, however."
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    Thanks for helping me,
    Mircea

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    #2

    Re: slightingly

    It's not a word that is used any longer. I do love Pride and Prejudice, but you have chosen a difficult book because of the language used at the time! I've been admiring your progress as you post here.

    Basically, it means to have a poor opinion about them.


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    #3

    Re: slightingly

    Am I correct in saying that to "slight" someone is to ignore someone or to be rude.

    He felt slighted when they didn't call him.

    She slighted him when he asked her out.

    I believe this term is still used in the U.K

    Am I right?
    Joany

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    Re: slightingly

    Quote Originally Posted by Joany View Post
    Am I correct in saying that to "slight" someone is to ignore someone or to be rude.

    He felt slighted when they didn't call him.

    She slighted him when he asked her out.

    I believe this term is still used in the U.K

    Am I right?
    Joany
    Yes, Joany, those are all correct; some of us in Canada use it too!


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    #5

    Re: slightingly

    Thanks to all of you for help.
    There is a point that I am trying to make.
    I am interested of computer translation but I is necessary to do yourself what you want to teach computer to do.
    My point is that we can have codes for words, not in dictionary, but in books.
    I like to find people interested in this topic.
    Thanks again,
    Mircea
    Last edited by mhmircea; 08-Jun-2007 at 17:57.

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