I can argue from the first sentence to the conclusion that somebody (viz., the conductor) meant
, or at any rate should have meant
, by the rings that the bus is full, and I can argue analogously for the second sentence.
(53) He adds that the word is repeated in the Song three times, which would be even more indelicate if it meant
what Jerome thought.
Until 1978, the state monopoly over the economy meant
not only the restructuring of social classes but also a brake on cultural development.
5 : to have importance to <Your visit meant
a lot to me.>
According to that document, actualization begins with a correct interpretation of what the scripture text meant
for its own time, which is followed by three steps: hearing the text from within one's own situation, identifying the aspects of the present situation highlighted by the text, and drawing from the text the meaning in a way that advances the will of God.
Pre modernists might have warned us to clutch our illusions dearly, for they once meant
I thought the |feminization of poverty' meant
only black women, you know?
The splitting of spirituality and sexuality has meant
the splitting of our lives.
Jews have often used Paul as their primary target in anti-Christian polemics, claiming that while Jesus was a good Jew who never meant
to found a new religion, Paul manipulated Jesus's message for his own gain and glory.
Jesus' words provide challenging encouragement and help to clarify what is meant
by identifying one's life with Christ at a time when outside--and sometimes threatening--influences may obscure right judgment.
It carries a possible echo of "given up," or "yielded," or "produced," but these words were not used, and so not meant
. Earth has given means not fruition, or result, but bestowal or gift.
He found, for instance, that elucidating the figurative language of Jesus in order that the ordinary reader might better understand it had the effect of making it seem odd that persons in the scriptural story sometimes responded as if they could not understand what Jesus meant
. Moreover, as Erasmus complains to the young Archduke Ferdinand, since "it is the paraphrast's business to set forth at greater length what has been expressed concisely, it was equally impossible for me to observe the limits of time" in the composition of the Paraphrase on John.(42) Laying out the abundance of meaning and the richness of Christ's discourse on that last night seemed inevitably to misrepresent the time frame of the narrative.