off the mark...


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Hi there
Could you please explain me what the underlined sentence says? I can't understand it.

These critics were making a common assumption—that the technological inadequacies of earlier efforts (poor synchronization, weak sound amplification, fragile sound recordings) would invariably occur again. To be sure, their evaluation of the technical flaws in 1920s sound experiments was not so far off the mark, yet they neglected to take into account important new forces in the motion picture field that, in a sense, would not take no for an answer.

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Reference: TOEFL sample
  • Simin93

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    Thank you Egmont. Could you please explain the whole underlined part? For example, I didn't understand this part " in a sense, would not take no for an answer"
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