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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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Readers give to a variety of causes for a variety of reasons, but they resoundingly agree that they want their donations to directly support their chosen causes and not administrative costs.
So the newsletter story went straight to its readers' interest, with the headline, 'Oil Jobbers See Little Effect from Conoco-Marathon Merger."
This is exactly the kind of callout that can draw in a reader. What is this "Stonemaster," and why is it so revered?
Banks, author of the Vampire Huntress Legend series, says it's the whole mystique of immortality that keeps the vampire genre so fresh, attracting new readers while keeping longtime fans hanging on for more.
Consistent with the highest achievement of scholarly academic dialogue, the authors do not force the reader into a conclusion.
"Our high level of reader acceptance translates into an attractive vehicle for advertisers who want to reach this rapidly growing, affluent market."
She inverted readers' expectations, forcing them to examine their own assumptions and instincts, to perceive how they might identify with and even become the alienator, dominator, and oppressor.
The reader will not always agree with De La Torre's conclusions or his interpretations of the biblical text, but the interested and thoughtful reader will be rewarded by engaging his ideas.
And it's a reaction to the accidental benefit of attracting general readers who got intrigued by Booklist when its reviews began popping up on Amazon.com nine years ago.
Based upon reader surveys, Type & Layout shows us how easy or how difficult it is to read various type.
As the first precocious reader of this kind to submit to a brain-imaging analysis, Ethan stands at the forefront of scientific efforts to understand how the brain underwrites reading.