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Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceWords & Wordplay · 4 weeks ago

You did not love your lives so much as to shrink from this calling. ------ What does the sentence mean ?

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excerpt from : You raised your right hand. You swore an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America and defend the American people. You chose to be a part of something larger than yourselves. You joined this all-volunteer military. And as the Good Book says: You did not love your lives so much as to shrink from this calling.

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You did not love your lives so much as to shrink from this calling. ------ What does the sentence mean ? In other words , How to understand this sentence literally ?

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  • 4 weeks ago

    In this context: You are willing to lay down your life for your country. That defending your country and its people are the penultimate sacrifice an individual can give.

  • 4 weeks ago

    This is a Bible quotation. It means that you weren't so interested in yourself and in your own life that you are afraid to go out and preach the gospel and possibly risk your life

  • 4 weeks ago

    Explain the given sentence in your own words.

    I would help you, but it would be considered cheating.

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