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    ended up by all but edging them

    "It proved a way of reaching beyond certain classical political questions, such as why most people do not get enough to eat , which ended up by all but edging them from the agenda."
    Please tell me what means the underlined part.


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    Re: ended up by all but edging them

    where are those brave savantfriends?


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    Re: ended up by all but edging them

    We have two verbs here:"end up by all" and "edge from the agenda".
    1.certain classical political questions ended up by all?(what does it mean?)
    2 . all (were?) edging certain classical political questions from the agenda (what does it mean?)

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    Re: ended up by all but edging them

    It proved a way of reaching beyond certain classical political questions, such as why most people do not get enough to eat, which ended up by all but edging them from the agenda."
    I don't understand what "ended up by all but" is supposed to mean. Sorry.


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    Re: ended up by all but edging them

    Does it mean that "all people agreed that those classical problems exist but finally omitted them from the agenda"?

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    Re: ended up by all but edging them

    Quote Originally Posted by nimsooze View Post
    Does it mean that "all people agreed that those classical problems exist but finally omitted them from the agenda"?
    I'm not sure. I can't seem to parse 'up by all but'. My mind wants to read it as which ended up all but edging ... .


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    Re: ended up by all but edging them

    Another comment for parsing?

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