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Several
12-24-2019, 01:35 PM, (This post was last modified: 12-24-2019, 01:37 PM by Beavertooth.)
#1
Several
Forrest has challenged interviewer(s) in the past whether they knew what "several" meant. He also indicated that most/many(?) people don't know what it means. From Merriam-Webster Dictionary:

several adjective

Definition of several
(Entry 1 of 2)
1a : separate or distinct from one : another federal union of the several states
b(1) : individually owned or controlled : exclusive a several fishery — compare common
(2) : of or relating separately to each individual involved : a several judgment
c : being separate and distinctive : respective specialists in their several fields
2a : more than one : several pleas
b : more than two but fewer than many : moved several inches
c chiefly dialectal : being a great many

several pronoun, plural in construction
Definition of several (Entry 2 of 2)
: an indefinite number more than two and fewer than many : several of the guests

Or in the Cambridge Dictionary (partial listing):
several
pronoun
us
/ˈsev·rəl, -ər·əl/
some of the people or things:
Several in the building have complained about the fumes.

separate or different:
We are striving to reach an agreement which will satisfy the several interests of the parties concerned.


Usually the response has been focused around "more than two but less than many".

What if he wanted us to focus on some of the other definitions above?
Just wondering.
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12-24-2019, 02:01 PM,
#2
Several
...or on definitions of other words that are important but we overlook them because we think we know what they mean.

IMO, there are occasions when Forrest gives a definition, not the word.


razyfamily
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12-24-2019, 05:34 PM,
#3
RE: Several
(12-24-2019, 01:35 PM)Beavertooth Wrote: Forrest has challenged interviewer(s) in the past whether they knew what "several" meant. He also indicated that most/many(?) people don't know what it means. From Merriam-Webster Dictionary:

several adjective

Definition of several
(Entry 1 of 2)
1a : separate or distinct from one : another federal union of the several states
b(1) : individually owned or controlled : exclusive a several fishery — compare common
(2) : of or relating separately to each individual involved : a several judgment
c : being separate and distinctive : respective specialists in their several fields
2a : more than one : several pleas
b : more than two but fewer than many : moved several inches
c chiefly dialectal : being a great many

several pronoun, plural in construction
Definition of several (Entry 2 of 2)
: an indefinite number more than two and fewer than many : several of the guests

Or in the Cambridge Dictionary (partial listing):
several
pronoun
us
/ˈsev·rəl, -ər·əl/
some of the people or things:
Several in the building have complained about the fumes.

separate or different:
We are striving to reach an agreement which will satisfy the several interests of the parties concerned.


Usually the response has been focused around "more than two but less than many".

What if he wanted us to focus on some of the other definitions above?
Just wondering.


As related to FF's statement about "knowingly go to WITHIN several steps of the TC," there's only one number that meets all of the definitions of "several" above:

ONE.
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12-24-2019, 11:48 PM,
#4
RE: Several
(12-24-2019, 01:35 PM)Beavertooth Wrote: Forrest has challenged interviewer(s) in the past whether they knew what "several" meant. He also indicated that most/many(?) people don't know what it means. From Merriam-Webster Dictionary:

several adjective

Definition of several
(Entry 1 of 2)
1a : separate or distinct from one : another federal union of the several states
b(1) : individually owned or controlled : exclusive a several fishery — compare common
(2) : of or relating separately to each individual involved : a several judgment
c : being separate and distinctive : respective specialists in their several fields
2a : more than one : several pleas
b : more than two but fewer than many : moved several inches
c chiefly dialectal : being a great many

several pronoun, plural in construction
Definition of several (Entry 2 of 2)
: an indefinite number more than two and fewer than many : several of the guests

Or in the Cambridge Dictionary (partial listing):
several
pronoun
us
/ˈsev·rəl, -ər·əl/
some of the people or things:
Several in the building have complained about the fumes.

separate or different:
We are striving to reach an agreement which will satisfy the several interests of the parties concerned.


Usually the response has been focused around "more than two but less than many".

What if he wanted us to focus on some of the other definitions above?
Just wondering.

Yes, I think he wants us to focus on "diverse" and "individual". Searchers go their several ways to hunt for the treasure.

One of the anagrams I consider correct uses that word in both ways. I believe all the the anagrams are double entendre, so you want to use words that have multiple meanings when trying to solve the anagrams.

Have a great holiday.
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12-26-2019, 11:12 AM,
#5
RE: Several
(12-25-2019, 02:56 PM)Andrew Jef Wrote:
(12-24-2019, 05:34 PM)trigace Wrote:
(12-24-2019, 01:35 PM)Beavertooth Wrote: Forrest has challenged interviewer(s) in the past whether they knew what "several" meant. He also indicated that most/many(?) people don't know what it means. From Merriam-Webster Dictionary:

several adjective

Definition of several
(Entry 1 of 2)
1a : separate or distinct from one : another federal union of the several states
b(1) : individually owned or controlled : exclusive a several fishery — compare common
(2) : of or relating separately to each individual involved : a several judgment
c : being separate and distinctive : respective specialists in their several fields
2a : more than one : several pleas
b : more than two but fewer than many : moved several inches
c chiefly dialectal : being a great many

several pronoun, plural in construction
Definition of several (Entry 2 of 2)
: an indefinite number more than two and fewer than many : several of the guests

Or in the Cambridge Dictionary (partial listing):
several
pronoun
us
/ˈsev·rəl, -ər·əl/
some of the people or things:
Several in the building have complained about the fumes.

separate or different:
We are striving to reach an agreement which will satisfy the several interests of the parties concerned.


Usually the response has been focused around "more than two but less than many".

What if he wanted us to focus on some of the other definitions above?
Just wondering.


As related to FF's statement about "knowingly go to WITHIN several steps of the TC," there's only one number that meets all of the definitions of "several" above:

ONE.

One of the definitions of "several" above is -- per your posting -- an indefinite number more than two and fewer than many. If ONE meets
that definition, as far as you're concerned, then good luck in solving
the poem.

Those weren't my defintions, but I agree with them.

According to most of the definitions, "several" generally means more than 1 or 2 but less than many. So several could be 2,3,4,5....etc., but not many. But several can never be just 1, only 2 or more can be several.

So, to be within (less than) several steps, there is only one unique number that is less than several yet cannot be considered as a "several" number itself. The number is "1." One is not several but is less than several. There is no other number like it. FF has just told us that we must be near 1 step of the TC to have a correct solve, not 2,3,4, etc. steps.
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12-26-2019, 12:25 PM, (This post was last modified: 12-26-2019, 12:27 PM by crazyfamily.)
#6
Several
There are many examples of this in TTOTC and some in the poem. I see it in nearly everything Forrest writes.

After his announcement that he was stepping away from the computer on doctors orders, I told him that I hoped his new health regimen was working out for him.


razyfamily

After his SB about cuddles, I thought, I know, I hate it when my house shoes get worn out.


razyfamily
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12-26-2019, 03:59 PM,
#7
RE: Several
i dont think that several can ever mean two

i've never seen anyone use it that way because no one that ive come across thinks it means that

they would say a couple, or two

more than one definition provided here says "more than two"

also, if we are applying it to the hunt, then we should use the definition f provided imo

more than two, but not many more than two

(fyi, if you read the transcription on Dals it has an error, what f actually said if you watch the video is what i posted above)
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12-26-2019, 05:12 PM,
#8
Several
(12-26-2019, 03:59 PM)Chris Yates Wrote: i've never seen anyone use it that way because no one that ive come across thinks it means that

Sure, and people don’t say I walked backed to my car when talking about a rental car, but plenty believe that he flew a plane to a rental car, drove to a pack horse livery stable, rode a horse to the put in, and then rafted down rapids.



razyfamily
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12-26-2019, 05:57 PM,
#9
RE: Several
The Latin word 'aliquot' may have something to do with it.
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12-26-2019, 06:51 PM,
#10
RE: Several
no one knew he was going to hide a treasure that day. no one would've known to follow him or to care where he was going. even those closest to him don't know what day or where he went

to rent a car would only possibly expose and have recorded relevant information, like how many miles he drove

so i don't believe he would do that when just driving his own vehicle would suffice

his answer to the question about renting the car, that he wouldn't want people to be able to look that up, was him just screwing with people, imo
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