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    Um, I don't think "devoid" means what you are trying to say here.

    •  Hmm, let me see... (1+ / 0-)
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      de·void     Audio Help   dɪˈvɔɪd Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[di-void] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
      –adjective

      1. not possessing, untouched by, void, or destitute (usually fol. by of).

      –verb (used with object)

      1. to deplete or strip of some quality or substance: imprisonment that devoids a person of humanity.

      [Origin: 1350–1400; ME, orig. ptp. < AF, for OF desvuidier to empty out, equiv. to des- dis-1 + vuidier to empty, void]

      —Synonyms 1. lacking, wanting, destitute, bereft, barren.

      Nope, it reads right!  :)

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        Ah, you're saying the country is devoid of intellectuals, and the country "who are" (?) content in slop.

        I thought you were saying we were "devoid of intellectuals who are content."  Which isn't true, we have plenty of intellectuals who are content in slop; that would describe most of your think-tank types.

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