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    Ever the editor, McGuire ensured that the great stories of high adventure were always balanced by stories that championed game conservation.

    What does "championed game conservation" mean?

    Thanks in advance!


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    What does your dictionary ( or the dictionaries on this site, accessed via REFERENCE on the top menu) give as the meaning of 'to champion'?('championed' is past tense of 'to champion')

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    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    What does your dictionary ( or the dictionaries on this site, accessed via REFERENCE on the top menu) give as the meaning of 'to champion'?('championed' is past tense of 'to champion')
    Hello!

    Don't think that I post my threads without any attempt to think by myself
    I looked up all three words in my e-dictonary and found the meanings of to champion, game and conservation. I think they are in the following meanings:
    Champion - to support; defend
    Game - wild animals, hunted for sport, food, or profit
    Conservation - protection, preservation

    But I can't bind them together so I thought you could help me.

    All my attempts come to this: stories that supported a preservation of most hunted wild animals.
    But I'm not quite sure.


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    All my attempts come to this: stories that supported a preservation of most hunted wild animals.

    Just about right!
    'championed' has more the stronger sense of 'to fight for or argue for a cause on behalf of someone' - in this case, wild animals.

    Don't be frightened to stick your neck out and say what you've come up with as you try to figure out what something means. It helps posters to zero in on where you haven't got it quite right.
    Last edited by David L.; 06-Mar-2009 at 11:02.

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    OK! Thanks a lot!

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