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A general term for the ‘equipment’—firearm, drugs, poison, rope, car and exhaust pipe or cooking gas—that a person with suicidal ideation plans to use for suicide completion
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Thus speech is a means of producing in our hearers the images which are in us.
If we find, in a given case, that our vague image, say, of a nondescript dog, has those associative effects which all dogs would have, but not those belonging to any special dog or kind of dog, we may say that our image means "dog" in general.
In that case we say that the image or word means that object.
That's a great deal to make one word mean,' Alice said in a thoughtful tone.
In spring, when woods are getting green, I'll try and tell you what I mean.
Centralisation of the means of communication and transport in the hands of the State.
If the proletariat during its contest with the bourgeoisie is compelled, by the force of circumstances, to organise itself as a class, if, by means of a revolution, it makes itself the ruling class, and, as such, sweeps away by force the old conditions of production, then it will, along with these conditions, have swept away the conditions for the existence of class antagonisms and of classes generally, and will thereby have abolished its own supremacy as a class.
Do you mean the property of the petty artisan and of the small peasant, a form of property that preceded the bourgeois form?
I don't know what wollen haben werden sollen sein ha"tte means, but I notice they always put it at the end of a German sentence--merely for general literary gorgeousness, I suppose.
Harris and I had been hard at work on our German during several weeks at that time, and although we had made good progress, it had been accomplished under great difficulty and annoyance, for three of our teachers had died in the mean time.
I mean," said the captain, "Partridge the barber, the schoolmaster, what do you call him?
And yet," said John, "I am sure the young ladies did not mean it; it was only ignorance.