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    Argue at length?

    What does it mean?

    How about 'jut out of curiosity'? Does it mean I'm curious to know...?

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    Re: Argue at length?

    1 Argue for a long time.
    2 It means that the only motive for wanting to know is curiosity- the person will not use the information.

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    Re: Argue at length?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cut!e P!e View Post
    What does it mean?

    How about 'just out of curiosity'? Does it mean I'm curious to know...?
    Tdol has answered your question. I assume 'jut' was just a typo, but I thought I'd better make sure.

    Incidentally, there is a literary usage of 'at length' (which doesn't apply here) with a different meaning - 'after quite a long time': 'He came at length to the top of the hill'.

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    Re: Argue at length?

    Thank you very much, Tdol & Bobk!

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Tdol has answered your question. I assume 'jut' was just a typo, but I thought I'd better make sure.

    Incidentally, there is a literary usage of 'at length' (which doesn't apply here) with a different meaning - 'after quite a long time': 'He came at length to the top of the hill'.

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    Yep, that was a typo!

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