• Please help ... What is meant by 'note' here in this context? Thanks?

    Context: However that may be, it is an unquestionable fact that the only religious leaders of any note who have arisen among the native tribes since the advent of the white man, the "Shawnee Prophet" in 1762, and the half-breed prophet of the "Ghost Dance" in 1890, both founded their claims or prophecies upon the Gospel story.
    Context: However that may be, it is an unquestionable fact that the only religious leaders of any note who have arisen among the native tribes since the advent of the white man, the "Shawnee Prophet" in 1762, and the half-breed prophet of the "Ghost Dance" in 1890, both founded their claims or prophecies upon the Gospel story.
    5 answers · Words & Wordplay · 2 days ago
  • Please help ... What is meant by 'surmounted' here in this context? Thanks?

    Context: I have never been able to determine that this cross had any significance; it was probably nothing more than a dramatic coincidence that surmounted the Sun-Dance pole with the symbol of Christianity.
    Context: I have never been able to determine that this cross had any significance; it was probably nothing more than a dramatic coincidence that surmounted the Sun-Dance pole with the symbol of Christianity.
    Words & Wordplay · 2 days ago
  • Please help .. Does 'made' here mean create or perform? Thanks?

    Context: Context: Indian Sun Dance It was chosen and felled with some solemnity, including the ceremony of the "filled pipe," and was carried in the fashion of a litter, symbolizing the body of the man who made the dance.
    Context: Context: Indian Sun Dance It was chosen and felled with some solemnity, including the ceremony of the "filled pipe," and was carried in the fashion of a litter, symbolizing the body of the man who made the dance.
    3 answers · Words & Wordplay · 2 days ago
  • Please help ... What is meant by 'embraced' here in this context? Thanks?

    Context: If rescued from imminent danger, he must acknowledge the divine favor by making a Sun Dance, according to the vow embraced in his prayer, in which he declared that he did not fear torture or death, but asked life only for the sake of those who loved him.
    Context: If rescued from imminent danger, he must acknowledge the divine favor by making a Sun Dance, according to the vow embraced in his prayer, in which he declared that he did not fear torture or death, but asked life only for the sake of those who loved him.
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  • Please help ... What is meant by 'dark shadows' here in this context? Thanks?

    Context: It is noteworthy that the first effect of contact with the whites was an increase of cruelty and barbarity, an intensifying of the dark shadows in the picture!
    Context: It is noteworthy that the first effect of contact with the whites was an increase of cruelty and barbarity, an intensifying of the dark shadows in the picture!
    4 answers · Words & Wordplay · 2 days ago
  • Please help ... What is meant by 'singular' here in this context? Thanks?

    Context: During the era of reconstruction they modified their customs and beliefs continually, creating a singular admixture of Christian with pagan superstitions, and an addition to the old folk-lore of disguised Bible stories under an Indian aspect.
    Context: During the era of reconstruction they modified their customs and beliefs continually, creating a singular admixture of Christian with pagan superstitions, and an addition to the old folk-lore of disguised Bible stories under an Indian aspect.
    1 answer · Words & Wordplay · 2 days ago
  • Please help ... What is meant by 'well along' here in this context? Thanks?

    Context: We have no authentic study of them until well along in the transition period, when whiskey and trade had already debauched their native ideals.
    Context: We have no authentic study of them until well along in the transition period, when whiskey and trade had already debauched their native ideals.
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  • Please help ... What is meant by 'held' here in this context? Thanks?

    Context: That period must be held to begin with the first insidious effect upon their manners and customs of contact with the dominant race, and many of the tribes were so in influenced long before they ceased to lead the nomadic life.
    Context: That period must be held to begin with the first insidious effect upon their manners and customs of contact with the dominant race, and many of the tribes were so in influenced long before they ceased to lead the nomadic life.
    Words & Wordplay · 2 days ago
  • Please help ... What is meant by 'deed' here in this context? Thanks?

    Context: Indian names were either characteristic nicknames given in a playful spirit, deed names, birth names, or such as have a religious and symbolic meaning.
    Context: Indian names were either characteristic nicknames given in a playful spirit, deed names, birth names, or such as have a religious and symbolic meaning.
    4 answers · Languages · 3 days ago
  • Please help ... What is meant by 'proper' here in this context? Thanks?

    Context: The household proper consisted of a man with one or more wives and their children, all of whom dwelt amicably together, often under one roof, although some men of rank and position provided a separate lodge for each wife.
    Context: The household proper consisted of a man with one or more wives and their children, all of whom dwelt amicably together, often under one roof, although some men of rank and position provided a separate lodge for each wife.
    Words & Wordplay · 3 days ago
  • Please help ... Could you please tell me the meaning of the second part of the sentence (after 'contradiction')? Thanks?

    Context: In short, the old men and women are privileged to say what they please and how they please, without contradiction, while the hardships and bodily infirmities that of necessity fall to their lot are softened so far as may be by universal consideration and attention.
    Context: In short, the old men and women are privileged to say what they please and how they please, without contradiction, while the hardships and bodily infirmities that of necessity fall to their lot are softened so far as may be by universal consideration and attention.
    Words & Wordplay · 3 days ago
  • Please help ...What is meant by 'every other' here in this context? Thanks?

    Context: Indeed, the enforced intimacy of tent life would soon become intolerable, were it not for these instinctive reserves and delicacies, this unfailing respect for the established place and possessions of every other member of the family circle, this habitual quiet, order, and decorum.
    Context: Indeed, the enforced intimacy of tent life would soon become intolerable, were it not for these instinctive reserves and delicacies, this unfailing respect for the established place and possessions of every other member of the family circle, this habitual quiet, order, and decorum.
    3 answers · Words & Wordplay · 3 days ago
  • Please help ...What does 'issues' refer to in this context? Thanks?

    Context: "Men may slay one another, but they can never overcome the woman, for in the quietude of her lap lies the child! You may destroy him once and again, but he issues as often from that same gentle lap -- a gift of the Great Good to the race, in which man is only an accomplice!"
    Context: "Men may slay one another, but they can never overcome the woman, for in the quietude of her lap lies the child! You may destroy him once and again, but he issues as often from that same gentle lap -- a gift of the Great Good to the race, in which man is only an accomplice!"
    Languages · 4 days ago
  • Please help ...What is meant by 'virgin breast' here in this context? Thanks?

    Context: She wanders prayerful in the stillness of great woods, or on the bosom of the untrodden prairie, and to her poetic mind the immanent birth of her child prefigures the advent of a master-man -- a hero, or the mother of heroes -- a thought conceived in the virgin breast of primeval nature, and dreamed out in a hush that is only broken by the... show more
    Context: She wanders prayerful in the stillness of great woods, or on the bosom of the untrodden prairie, and to her poetic mind the immanent birth of her child prefigures the advent of a master-man -- a hero, or the mother of heroes -- a thought conceived in the virgin breast of primeval nature, and dreamed out in a hush that is only broken by the sighing of the pine tree or the thrilling orchestra of a distant waterfall.
    1 answer · Words & Wordplay · 4 days ago
  • Please help .. What is meant by 'account for' here in this context? Thanks?

    Context: Employing country-level product development strategies, to account for different tastes, regulations, and cultural factors
    Context: Employing country-level product development strategies, to account for different tastes, regulations, and cultural factors
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  • Please help ... What is meant by 'picture' here in this context? Thanks?

    Context: Transfers are anonymous and your personal information doesn't enter the picture: it doesn't go through banks, government agencies, or anywhere else.
    Context: Transfers are anonymous and your personal information doesn't enter the picture: it doesn't go through banks, government agencies, or anywhere else.
    3 answers · Languages · 6 days ago
  • Please help ... Does this sentence still remains the same if I omit "in exchange for"? Thanks?

    Context: Trade for cryptocurrency or use the internal p2p platform to buy/sell in exchange for fiat money.
    Context: Trade for cryptocurrency or use the internal p2p platform to buy/sell in exchange for fiat money.
    2 answers · Languages · 6 days ago
  • Please help ... What is meant by 'delivered' here in this context? Thanks?

    Context: Your LaCie device is delivered formatted as HFS+ for Mac with a single RAID 0 array. Review the instructions below for your operating system.
    Context: Your LaCie device is delivered formatted as HFS+ for Mac with a single RAID 0 array. Review the instructions below for your operating system.
    5 answers · Words & Wordplay · 2 weeks ago
  • Please help ... What is meant by 'many irreligious' here in this context? Thanks?

    Context: To him, it appeared shocking and almost incredible that there were among this people who claimed superiority many irreligious, who did not even pretend to profess the national faith. Not only did they not profess it, but they stooped so low as to insult their God with profane and sacrilegious speech!
    Context: To him, it appeared shocking and almost incredible that there were among this people who claimed superiority many irreligious, who did not even pretend to profess the national faith. Not only did they not profess it, but they stooped so low as to insult their God with profane and sacrilegious speech!
    5 answers · Words & Wordplay · 2 weeks ago
  • Please help ... What is meant by 'primitive Christianity' in the second paragraph? Thanks?

    Context: He scorned them, even as a lofty spirit absorbed in its stern task rejects the soft beds, the luxurious food, the pleasure-worshiping dalliance of a rich neighbor. It was clear to him that virtue and happiness are independent of these things, if not incompatible with them. There was undoubtedly much in primitive Christianity to appeal to... show more
    Context: He scorned them, even as a lofty spirit absorbed in its stern task rejects the soft beds, the luxurious food, the pleasure-worshiping dalliance of a rich neighbor. It was clear to him that virtue and happiness are independent of these things, if not incompatible with them. There was undoubtedly much in primitive Christianity to appeal to this man, and Jesus' hard sayings to the rich and about the rich would have been entirely comprehensible to him.
    4 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 2 weeks ago