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    I want to know the meaning of this expression.

    "in and of itself". Somebody explain if possible.

    +7  Views: 789 Answers: 6 Posted: 2 years ago

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    Cb is correct it means , e.g. The necktie was not in or of itself responsible for the strangulation. I think it's what's know as an old English adverb. 

    Ducky

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    Good explanation.

    It means one particular thing without allowing any room or question for something else to be the cause.

    Ducky

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    lol Are you sure?
    country bumpkin

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    Uhmmm, I'm certain? LOL
    Ducky

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    Okay then. I'll use it in a sentence today. :)

    It sounds a little bit like AKA.     lol.

    ....the individual words do not contribute to the meaning of the phrase 


    ....it really has no meaning

    Ducky

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    So, it's just another "having said that"?
    Or, here's another one. "Be that as it may".

    No outside influence. 'in and of itself'  also 'that's the way it is'  'intrinsic- itself'.... I think!  I never use the term. 

    Ducky

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    Nor do I but I might if I can figure out what it means. :)

    The question sounds like Alex Trebek asking a question .

    country bumpkin

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    Ducky asked, "What is the meaning of the expression"?
    Your comment belongs in the blue section underneath the question, not here in the answer section.


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