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I want to study the various usages of the 17th and 16th century verb “atone”. Other than oed.com, where can I study this verb and adverb?

I'm looking specifically for works that discuss the sense of a cessation of quarrels as found in oed.com's definition for the verb "atone": 1555 W. Waterman tr. J. Boemus Fardle of Facions ...
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Are questions about film subtitles (translated into English) on topic here?

I read that some lyrics questions are on topic and some are not. Is it the same for subtitles? This could come up if someone watches a movie in a language other than English, and has a question ...
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If there is a dictionary translating 1:1 a word in english to a word in another language

When you look up a word in the dictionary you usually get a long sentence rather than 1 word. For example: word: a single distinct meaningful element of speech or writing, used with others (or ...
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Verification of the meaning for professional page [duplicate]

I want someone to take a look and check if the meaning is correct. It's for a professionnal page so I need to be as good as possible... [Note here, I get the point] Thanks a lot for your time!
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Why we can not ask questions about “translation” here?

I am a Chinese user and I learned International Journalism back in University, during school class, I gradually developed an intrest on translation, but there is no such language-oriented QA community ...
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Policy on translation-like questions?

I realize that the site has a policy of not accepting pure translation questions, but I had a question closed which I would describe as translation-like: A better way of expressing "burst like a ...
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Should we allow 'semi-translation' questions?

I like to be as lenient as possible in allowing questions on EL&U - it should, after all, help as many people as much as possible to speak English (I assume I'm speaking for all when saying that). ...