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    children prostitution

    Hi there,
    I read an article about children prostitution and don't understand some of the sentences.

    1. But the outcome of the international conference was to expose the powerlessness of rich-country governments to root out a practice for which there is great demand.

    What is the meaning of 'practice' in this sentence?

    2. Many government are making an effort to shame their citizens into behaving decently abroad.

    What does it mean by 'shame sb into doing sth.'?


    3. Child prostitutes in that country generally cater for the lower end of the market.
    What does it mean by 'lower end'?

    thanks
    pete

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    Re: children prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by peter123 View Post
    hi there,
    i read an article about children prostitution and don't understand some of the sentences.

    1. But the outcome of the international conference was to expose the powerlessness of rich-country governments to root out a practice for which there is great demand.

    What is the meaning of 'practice' in this sentence?

    mirriam-webster
    1 a: actual performance or application <ready to carry out in practice what they advocated in principle> b: a repeated or customary action <had this irritating practice> c: the usual way of doing something <local practices>
    cambridge:
    practice (action)
    noun [u]
    action rather than thought or ideas:
    It seemed like a good idea before we started, but in practice it was a disaster.
    Officially, robert's in charge, but in practice hannah runs the office.
    I can't see how your plan is going to work in practice.
    How do you intend to put these proposals into practice, mohamed?



    2. Many government are making an effort to shame their citizens into behaving decently abroad.

    What does it mean by 'shame sb into doing sth.'?
    it means to make somebody ashamed of doing something so they will stop doing it.

    3. Child prostitutes in that country generally cater for the lower end of the market.
    What does it mean by 'lower end'?
    it means the johns (customers) who have the least money. It could also mean the lower moral end of the spectrum as well.


    thanks
    pete
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    Re: children prostitution

    Pedophile is the single word for a person who enjoys sex with children.
    Last edited by SUDHKAMP; 26-Oct-2008 at 10:17.

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