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at sixes and sevens

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Man's love is of man's life a part; it is a woman's whole existence. In her first passion, a woman loves her lover, in all the others all she loves is love.
Lord Byron
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at sixes and sevens

  1. (idiomatic) In a state of confusion.
    • 1912, Arthur Quiller-Couch, Poison Island, ch. 23,
      Oh, what a racket! And everything on deck apparently at sixes and sevens. Mail-bags and passengers mixed up in every direction.
  2. (idiomatic, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) In a state of dispute or disagreement.
    • 1911, Jack London, Adventure, ch. 6,
      Her outlook on life was so different from what he conceived a woman's outlook should be, that he was more often than not at sixes and sevens with her.

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