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For much of human history, priests, politicians, and philoso

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For much of human history, priests, politicians, and philoso [#permalink] New post 25 Nov 2019, 07:51
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For much of human history, priests, politicians, and philosophers cast a (i) ______ eye on curious folks. It wasn‘t just that staring at rainbows all day or pulling apart insects‘ wings seemed weird, even (ii) ______. It also represented a colossal waste of time, which could be better spent building the economy or reading the Bible. Only in the 1600s did society start to (iii) ______ or at least tolerate the pursuit of idle interests, which led to the rise of modern science.



Blank (i) Blank (ii) Blank (iii)
trustful childish ban
lukewarm impressive sanction
suspicious promising admonish



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Re: For much of human history, priests, politicians, and philoso [#permalink] New post 26 Nov 2019, 21:11
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Re: For much of human history, priests, politicians, and philoso [#permalink] New post 27 Nov 2019, 06:35
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huda wrote:
why not ban? What are the main difference between ban and sanction?

Sanction means authorize or approve here. So it's different from ban.
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Re: For much of human history, priests, politicians, and philoso [#permalink] New post 02 Dec 2019, 00:46
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huda wrote:
why not ban? What are the main difference between ban and sanction?

It cannot be "ban" because it went on to say the "led to modern science".
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Re: For much of human history, priests, politicians, and philoso [#permalink] New post 21 Jul 2020, 13:49
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Suspicious?? What indicates that? I'd say that 'Lukewarm' is the better answer as this indicates very little enthusiasm. Change my mind.


Yes, it is suspicious because in this case those people don't like curious people. Lukewarm means without interest, in this case is not disinterest, there is an interest, but with bad prejudices.
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Re: For much of human history, priests, politicians, and philoso [#permalink] New post 01 Aug 2020, 07:07
In earlier times people were suspicious of thinkers so the last blank can only be sanction as they started to tolerate, and if they were suspicious of idle then they considered it childish
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