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Winwin001
Posted: Tuesday, September 6, 2011 2:09:43 AM
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There has been a growing body of opinion in favour of ....

What does body here mean?
eagerbeaverchinese
Posted: Tuesday, September 6, 2011 3:00:04 AM
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from Oxford Learner's Dictionary
body of sth :a large amount or connection of sth

a vast body of evidence/ information/ research

large bodies of water (=lakes or seas)

There is a powerful body of opinion against the ruling.
intelfam
Posted: Tuesday, September 6, 2011 5:18:14 AM
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eagerbeaverchinese wrote:
from Oxford Learner's Dictionary
body of sth :a large amount or connection of sth

a vast body of evidence/ information/ research

large bodies of water (=lakes or seas)

There is a powerful body of opinion against the ruling.


Sh'd that be "collection"? If it should, it's an interesting typo, as a group with lots of inter-connections might be called a body.

eagerbeaverchinese
Posted: Tuesday, September 6, 2011 6:10:22 AM
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oh, my bad, it's 'collection' in the dictionary
bturpin
Posted: Tuesday, September 6, 2011 6:45:03 AM
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In most cases as you have given it means a large amount of people who feel the same way about an issue. A large body of people.
MTC
Posted: Tuesday, September 6, 2011 8:43:55 AM
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"Growing body;" diet's antecedent.
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