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Explaination of a sentence.

 
 
milimi
 
Reply Fri 18 Jul, 2014 10:02 am
Hello,

In this sentence: "As many of us now begin to discover the truths of our times, we come to see that most if not all the beliefs which have hitherto comprised our reality framework are false." , I think the word "hitherto" is a printing mistake, may be it must be understood as the three words "hit her to" but if so, what is the meaning of the sentence and what is the word "her" related to?.

Have a good day. Thank you.

 
dalehileman
 
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Reply Fri 18 Jul, 2014 10:45 am
@milimi,
"Hitherto" Mil means up 'til now
contrex
 
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Reply Fri 18 Jul, 2014 11:18 am
@milimi,
hitherto

adverb

Until now or until the point in time under discussion:

Example: hitherto part of French West Africa, Benin achieved independence in 1960.

milimi
 
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Reply Fri 18 Jul, 2014 02:17 pm
@dalehileman,
Thank you, I didn't imagine it could be a real word.
milimi
 
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Reply Fri 18 Jul, 2014 02:19 pm
@contrex,
Thank you for your explaination and your example.
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PUNKEY
 
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Reply Fri 18 Jul, 2014 02:20 pm
@milimi,
And you probably will never come across it again! Smile
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contrex
 
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Reply Fri 18 Jul, 2014 05:07 pm
@milimi,
milimi wrote:
Thank you, I didn't imagine it could be a real word.

Have you ever heard of a kind of book called a "dictionary"?
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Setanta
 
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Reply Fri 18 Jul, 2014 06:21 pm
Another word you might want to learn is explanation. There is no such word in English as "explaination."
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Fri 18 Jul, 2014 07:24 pm
@milimi,
The sentence,
Quote:
"As many of us now begin to discover the truths of our times, we come to see that most if not all the beliefs which have hitherto comprised our reality framework are false."


I have many problems with this statement, beginning with "As many of us now begin to discover the truths of our times," "Many of us - discover the truths of our times" is an assumption without knowing what the "truths of our times' are.

It's too broad a statement that needs more detail. Followed by another assumption about "our reality framework are false." Without knowing what those truths are, how can anyone determine those 'truths to be false?'

contrex
 
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Reply Sat 19 Jul, 2014 02:30 am
@cicerone imposter,
cicerone imposter wrote:
I have many problems with this statement

Indeed. It's from a magazine devoted to what I call "woo philosophy" - I dare say "New Age" is a kinder or more neutral epithet.

You will probably find many more problematic statements here:

Quote:
New Earth Oracle NEO Magazine Issue 1 Summer 2014

http://www.slideshare.net/andrewwilliamsjr/new-earth-oracle-neo-magazine-issue-1-summer-2014
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JTT
 
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Reply Sat 19 Jul, 2014 09:01 am
@cicerone imposter,
What an idiotic assessment, CI. You have "many problems", you didn't describe them all. How do you propose that they do the same in one isolated sentence?

And guess who joins you in your idiocy, no other than the never say anything pertinent Contrex.
contrex
 
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Reply Sat 19 Jul, 2014 09:19 am
@JTT,
JTT wrote:
the never say anything pertinent Contrex.

I was often rebuked, as a boy, for being impertinent.
JTT
 
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Reply Sat 19 Jul, 2014 09:23 am
@contrex,
That was people being kind, reluctant to tell you it was simple stupidity.
contrex
 
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Reply Sat 19 Jul, 2014 01:41 pm
@JTT,
JTT wrote:

That was people being kind, reluctant to tell you it was simple stupidity.

Whoosh!

im·per·ti·nent

adjective

1.
not showing proper respect; rude.
"an impertinent question"
synonyms: rude, insolent, impolite, ill-mannered, bad-mannered, uncivil, discourteous, disrespectful; More
impudent, cheeky, pert, audacious, bold, brazen, brash, presumptuous, forward;
tactless, undiplomatic;
informalsaucy, sassy, smart-alecky
"impertinent remarks"
antonyms: polite
2.
formal
not pertinent to a particular matter; irrelevant.
"talk of “rhetoric” and “strategy” is impertinent to this process"
synonyms: rude, insolent, impolite, ill-mannered, bad-mannered, uncivil, discourteous, disrespectful; More
impudent, cheeky, pert, audacious, bold, brazen, brash, presumptuous, forward;
tactless, undiplomatic;
informalsaucy, sassy, smart-alecky
"impertinent remarks"
antonyms: polite

Origin

JTT
 
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Reply Sat 19 Jul, 2014 01:46 pm
@contrex,
Yes, you are oh so clever, C.
JTT
 
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Reply Sat 19 Jul, 2014 02:11 pm
@Setanta,
You can safely ignore Setanta, milimi. He is most often an ignoramus when it comes to advice on the English language.
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contrex
 
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Reply Sat 19 Jul, 2014 05:10 pm
@JTT,
JTT wrote:

Yes, you are oh so clever, C.

I know.
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McTag
 
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Reply Sun 20 Jul, 2014 12:25 am
@contrex,

Quote:
rude, insolent, impolite, ill-mannered, bad-mannered, uncivil, discourteous, disrespectful; More
impudent, cheeky, pert, audacious, bold, brazen, brash, presumptuous, forward; tactless, undiplomatic;
informal: saucy, sassy, smart-alecky
"impertinent remarks"
antonyms: polite


I see JTT drawn to this thread.
JTT
 
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Reply Sun 20 Jul, 2014 08:51 am
@McTag,
And along comes McTag with another of his famous posts on the language issues.
McTag
 
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Reply Sun 20 Jul, 2014 01:40 pm
@JTT,
With JTT you get pretentious crap, or childish crap, or spiteful crap, but crap guaranteed.
Smile
 

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