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    sad denial

    What is the meaning of " it is a sad denial..."


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    Re: sad denial

    One would rather not have to deny a fact.

    It would help if you can provide the context of a phrase.

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    Re: sad denial

    Thanks. The sentence is:
    It is a sad denial of [our saltwaters beginnings to tip the balance this way].
    My question is whether the [...] is a truth, or something the writer want to deny it?

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    Re: sad denial

    Quote Originally Posted by punkt View Post
    Thanks. The sentence is:
    It is a sad denial of [our saltwaters beginnings to tip the balance this way].
    My question is whether the [...] is a truth, or something the writer want to deny it?
    I'm not sure what you mean, as your context is imperfect and could be interpreted any number of ways:

    It is a sad denial [one that I regret that the author has made] of [the fact that] [our saltwater's beginning to tip the balance this way] - [that is, saltwater is beginning to drive out freshwater, so that wells become of limited use].

    What the 'I' is saying here is 'I wish he wouldn't question the fact that our water's being polluted'.

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    It is a sad denial [I regret that he's refusing to let us have]...our saltwater [port?] [and this is] beginning to tip the balance this way [referring perhaps to a change in public opinion]'

    Or...

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