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    My Humble Question

    My appreciation, if anyone could tell me what are the meanings of the underlined expressions? A thousand thanks.

    "The humbling experience of Senator Obama's victory can in itself bring change, a new world order. Who can claim they've not been humbled by the forces that made an unlikely African-American the president of the United States?"

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    Re: My Humble Question

    The author contends that certain forces (divine intervention? diminished racism?) unexpectedly influenced the election to such an extent that we may well feel that the world has become a more enlightened, unified place. We thus stand humbled by the magnitude of this sudden turn of events.

    Exactly what the author means by "humbled" is not specified but presumably this experience has made us less egotistical and more reflective and appreciative.
    Last edited by Greg Forbes; 11-Nov-2008 at 08:59. Reason: addition

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