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    Cool ...and yet all but...

    Please, at the following sentence what's the meaning of yet?

    In a paradoxical way he was already during his lifetime a legend and yet all but forgotten.

    Is it saying that he keeps being remembered nowadays? Not probable, isn't it. What's the meaning of the sentence.

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    Re: ...and yet all but...

    Quote Originally Posted by Bushwhacker View Post
    Please, at the following sentence what's the meaning of yet?

    In a paradoxical way he was already during his lifetime a legend and yet all but forgotten.

    Is it saying that he keeps being remembered nowadays? Not probable, isn't it. What's the meaning of the sentence.

    Thank You

    It means that even though he was already a legend during his lifetime he has been mostly forgotten. It doesn't specifically refer to now or nowadays.

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    Cool Re: ...and yet all but...

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    It means that even though he was already a legend during his lifetime he has been mostly forgotten. It doesn't specifically refer to now or nowadays.
    Thank You very much for your helpful answer, but let me ask you for the meaning of "yet" and "but" here. Usually, "but" can mean "with the exception of", nevertheless, here it appears to mean the opposite sense.
    QUite blurring for me. I'll appreciate any explanation just to learn it.

    Thanks again

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    Re: ...and yet all but...

    Quote Originally Posted by Bushwhacker View Post
    Thank You very much for your helpful answer, but let me ask you for the meaning of "yet" and "but" here. Usually, "but" can mean "with the exception of", nevertheless, here it appears to mean the opposite sense.
    QUite blurring for me. I'll appreciate any explanation just to learn it.

    Thanks again
    In this context "and yet" means "although/ even though" and "all but" means "almost/nearly".
    Last edited by bhaisahab; 08-Jul-2008 at 12:31. Reason: typo

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