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How to use mean in a sentence
The term “off-roading” means different things to different people.
The most recent data, through Tuesday, indicates that about 53 percent of deaths have occurred in blue states — meaning that 47 percent have occurred in red ones.Trump blames blue states for the coronavirus death toll — but most recent deaths have been in red states | Philip Bump | September 16, 2020 | Washington Post
Some states are also mandated to remove voters deemed “inactive,” meaning they didn’t respond to a mailer sent to confirm their address and haven’t voted in the last few elections.ProPublica’s Pandemic Guide to Making Sure Your Vote Counts | by Susie Armitage | September 16, 2020 | ProPublica
I mean, I thought I’d take it right off the table right this very minute.Trump, in town hall, says he wouldn’t have done anything differently on pandemic | Colby Itkowitz, Josh Dawsey, Felicia Sonmez, John Wagner | September 16, 2020 | Washington Post
One doctor said some patients attacked their peers or employees as a way to get out of the hospital, even if it meant going to jail.Still No Answers to Lawmakers’ Questions About Children Stuck in Psychiatric Hospitals | by Duaa Eldeib | September 15, 2020 | ProPublica
I mean, physically, mentally, you know, in every way, shape, and form.I Tried to Warn You About Sleazy Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in 2003 | Vicky Ward | January 7, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
What they actually mean by that is, you know, he actually knows some people that are poor.
What does Bondi mean that clerks now should “determine how to proceed”?The Back Alley, Low Blow-Ridden Fight to Stop Gay Marriage in Florida Is Finally Over | Jay Michaelson | January 5, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
What is most troubling is our – and I do mean “our” and not “their” – never treating these situations as learning opportunities.
They want Marvin to be as mean and as lonely and as trashy as the characters he portrays.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile | Robert Ward | January 3, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Hilda, trembling at the door, more than half expected Mr. Orgreave to say: "You mean, she's invited herself."Hilda Lessways | Arnold Bennett
He wanted to tell her that if she called her father, it would mean the end of everything for them, but he withheld this.The Homesteader | Oscar Micheaux
It was difficult, with the mean appliances of the time, to wring subsistence from the reluctant earth.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice | Stephen Leacock
With Bacon, experientia does not always mean observation; and may mean either experience or experiment.The Mediaeval Mind (Volume II of II) | Henry Osborn Taylor
My husband detests them; on the contrary, I like those carriages, for they tell me of happy—I mean to say, of former times.
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