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    #1

    see

    Hi there,

    I don't understand the meaning of 'saw' in the following sentence.

    'The crisis saw the US and Soviet Union go to the brink o'f nuclear war.'

    thanks
    pete


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    Re: see

    Quote Originally Posted by peter123 View Post
    Hi there,

    I don't understand the meaning of 'saw' in the following sentence.

    'The crisis saw the US and Soviet Union go to the brink o'f nuclear war.'

    thanks
    pete
    Hmmmmmm, that's a brain twister, Pete. Basically it means,

    The crisis that happened allowed us to see the US and ...

    Maybe 'crisis' is being personified here. The crisis [along with the rest of us] watched as the US and the ... .

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