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gut feeling

An intuition or instinct, as opposed to an opinion based on a logical analysis. Jennifer's mother had a gut feeling that something was wrong when her daughter wasn't home by 10 o'clock.
See also: feeling, gut

beyond some emotional response

in too extreme a state to feel or care. Do what you want. You have hurt me so much, I am beyond caring. The dying patient is beyond feeling. It doesn't matter now.

gut feeling

 and gut reaction; gut response
a personal, intuitive feeling or response. I have a gut feeling that something bad is going to happen. My gut reaction is that we should hire Susan for the job.
See also: feeling, gut

How do you do.

a standard inquiry and response on greeting or meeting someone. (This expression never has rising question intonation, but the first instance of its use calls for a response. Sometimes the response does, in fact, explain how one is.) Sally: Hello. How do you do. Bob: How do you do. Mary: How do you do. So glad to meet you, Tom. Tom: Thank you. How are you? Mary: Just fine. Your brother tells me you like camping. Tom: Yes. Are you a camper? Mary: Sort of.
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how do you do

A conventional greeting used mostly after being introduced to someone, as in And this is our youngest-say "How do you do" to Mr. Smith. Although it is a question, it requires no reply. Originally, in the 1600s, this expression was an inquiry after a person's health or standing, how do you do meaning "how do you fare?" Today we usually express this as How are you? or How are you doing? or How goes it? or How's it going? Even more general are the slangy locutions How are things? or How's tricks? All of these greetings date from the first half of the 1900s.
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ˌhow do you ˈdo

(becoming old-fashioned) used as a formal greeting when you meet somebody for the first time. The usual reply is also How do you do?
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In doing so, one can begin to define which responses are characteristic of the material and which are due to the extremes or variations in configuration.
Context The activity lasted for one and a half hours and consisted of three parts: (1) reviewing students' computation errors, (2) sharing past school experiences and (3) developing responses.
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Our main concerns relate to questionable interpretations based on very small numbers of subgroup members and the low but unreported overall adolescent response rate.
The complexity of questions posed in an RAR may also prevent adequate responses within the 20-day period.
If a time limit is rigidly enforced, the result may be hastily drafted responses that may require more follow-up.
A local outbreak of orthopoxvirus infection would require rapid and sensitive diagnostics, including novel assays based on host responses.
The time it takes Los Angeles police to respond to emergency calls has jumped by an average of one minute citywide this year with the San Fernando Valley getting the slowest response at 11.
Immunologic goals include eliciting HIV-l-specific CD8 (cytotoxic or CTL) and CD4 (helper) T cell immune responses and directing a broad response against multiple viral determinants in the infected host.
Larger themes were identified from the most frequent responses emerging from the initial coding.
Over the past few years, the scope of crisis response plans for many camp programs has expanded as camps share specific crisis experiences and network with other industries, such as schools and law enforcement agencies, to find solutions.
A systematic procedure that stresses the appropriate energy (anaerobic) system is vital for quality responses over prolonged periods.
Specifically, different strategies and responses must be planned for stations, where doors open onto platforms, and assaults between stations, where doors are at a considerable height above the rail bed.
Concern their responses will be disclosed to opposing counsel in client litigation.
But they can augment host responses to destroy the last bits of a tumor.
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