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When I hear somebody sigh that "Life is hard," I am always tempted to ask, "Compared to what?"
Sidney J. Harris
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interpretation

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  1. The act of interpreting; explanation of what is obscure; translation; version; construction; as, the interpretation of a foreign language, of a dream, or of an enigma.
  2. The sense given by an interpreter; exposition or explanation given; meaning; as, commentators give various interpretations of the same passage of Scripture.
  3. The power or explaining.
  4. An artist's way of expressing his thought or embodying his conception of nature.
  5. The act or process of applying general principles or formulae to the explanation of the results obtained in special cases.

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interpretation” in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

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