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To live lightheartedly but not recklessly; to be gay without being boisterous; to be courageous without being bold; to show trust and cheerful resignation without fatalism—this is the art of living.Jean De La Fontaine
- (linguistics) Of a class of verbs which take both an object and an indirect object. An example is 'give', which entails a giver (subject), a gift (direct object) and a receiver (indirect object).
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