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exercise for the reader

A subject, debate, or other matter that is not decided or dealt with directly by the author or presenter, but rather is left up to the judgment or interpretation of the observer, reader, or addressee. The report merely details the spending practices of the parties concerned; whether or not these payments were dubious in nature is left as an exercise for the reader. The politician's speech made broad references to invigorating the economy with practical, no-nonsense measures—what such measures might be, though, was left as an exercise for the reader.
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reader

n. a piece of paper with writing on it; a note; a prescription; an IOU. (Underworld.) I got a reader for some morphine.
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The tales, therefore, though less purely Oriental than in their first concoction, were eminently better fitted for the European market, and obtained an unrivalled degree of public favour, which they certainly would never have gained had not the manners and style been in some degree familiarized to the feelings and habits of the western reader.
In point of justice, therefore, to the multitudes who will, I trust, devour this book with avidity, I have so far explained our ancient manners in modern language, and so far detailed the characters and sentiments of my persons, that the modern reader will not find himself, I should hope, much trammelled by the repulsive dryness of mere antiquity.
Whether this reasoning be correct or otherwise, the present author felt, that, in confining himself to subjects purely Scottish, he was not only likely to weary out the indulgence of his readers, but also greatly to limit his own power of affording them pleasure.
It is my comfort, that errors of this kind will escape the general class of readers, and that I may share in the ill-deserved applause of those architects, who, in their modern Gothic, do not hesitate to introduce, without rule or method, ornaments proper to different styles and to different periods of the art.
But as this work is chiefly recommended to those who know how to read it, and how to make the good uses of it which the story all along recommends to them, so it is to be hoped that such readers will be more leased with the moral than the fable, with the application than with the relation, and with the end of the writer than with the life of the person written of.
Top Producer, Farm Journal Media's business magazine for farmers, became the first agricultural magazine to offer its readers an option of receiving a digital, online edition with its September 2005 issue.
This path can be restored and continued, or restored for any other function, such as comparison to other paths the reader carves into the novel.
Now reader retreats are dotting the landscape, combining the best features of book signings and book-club meetings.
For now, brain research on Ethan and normal readers underscores the resilience and adaptability of each person's brain, so that there's more than one way to become a good reader, says G.
For example, Wurman comments that his SmartPages (his redesign of the Yellow Pages for Pacific Bell) led to all increase in reader productivity that led to higher results for the advertisers and publisher.
Since Richard Misner was out of town, he, like the reader, must be filled in.
Reader, initially known for her association with the warmly remembered Fairground Attraction and harmony work for such groups as the Eurythmics and Gang of Four, sustains a stripped-down, up-close-and-personal feel in the new songs.
The same could be said for selling a reader on reading your copy.
The adoption of FINREAD specifications is a key milestone for the smart card reader industry," said Robert Schneider, Chief Executive Officer at SCM Microsystems.