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What is the meaning of the following underlined sentences?
"The people of Idaho deserve a senator who can devote 100 percent of his time and effort to the critical issues of our state and of our nation," Craig said. "I have little control over what people choose to believe. But clearly my name is important to me, and my family is so very important also."
What is the meaning of Western Lands in the following paragraph?
Craig opposes gay marriage and has a strong record against gay rights. He was a leading voice in the Senate on gun issues and Western lands. Craig chaired the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee and was a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, where he was adept at securing federal money for Idaho projects.
Words that are "high-sounding" are words that appear to be very meaningful. But, of course, something can appear to be one thing and in fact be something else altogether.
We have too many high sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them. Abigail Adams (letter to John Adams, 1774)
wife of John Adams 1764 (1744 - 1818) In other words, what we say is one thing. What we do is something else.
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