in a modern sense

  • Cagey

    post mod (English Only / Latin)
    English - US
    We need a complete sentence, bigapple1986. :)

    Please give the sentence containing this phrase, and tell us where you saw or heard it. :)
     

    bigapple1986

    Member
    Persian
    strippers are a fact of life, and that uhm...You know, they're not going anywhere.
    Look, in a modern sense, these women are really
    pretty innocent when it comes right down to it.They're entertainers, and entertainers
    have been unionized for years, so why not them?
    i saw it in las vegas ( tv show season 5 episode 7)
     

    GreenWhiteBlue

    Senior Member
    USA - English
    Bigapple, note that you posted this when most of the English-speaking world was sleeping. Everyone does not live in your time zone.

    In this sentence, "in a modern sense" means "as the word is understood or considered today." The word that is being considered in its modern sense (as opposed to a traditional, or old-fashoned, sense) is "innocent."
     

    ewie

    Senior Member
    English English
    What's the meaning of this phrase, please?
    "in a modern sense".
    Thanks.
    "Strippers are a fact of life, and that uhm ... You know, they're not going anywhere. Look, in a modern sense, these women are really pretty innocent when it comes right down to it. They're entertainers, and entertainers have been unionized for years, so why not them?"
    I saw it in Las Vegas (tv show, season 5, episode 7).
    Nobody knows?
    Please also note that standard punctuation is a requirement of this forum, that we don't allow SMS-speak (such as tx), and that 'please' and 'thankyou' are much appreciated by the people who take the time to answer your questions.
     
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