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vkhu

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Vietnamese
When I came to examine the treaty I saw at once that it was of such importance that my uncle had been guilty of no exaggeration in what he had said. Without going into details, I may say that it defined the position of Great Britain towards the Triple Alliance
Is this talking about Britain's stance (as in, how they think of the other countries) as to the Triple Alliance, or where Britain is right now as compared to the other allies of the Triple Alliance?

Source: The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
 
  • AnythingGoes

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    English - USA (Midwest/Appalachia)
    Is this talking about Britain's stance (as in, how they think of the other countries) as to the Triple Alliance, or where Britain is right now as compared to the other allies of the Triple Alliance?
    The first.
     

    kentix

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    English - U.S.
    Another way to think of it is saying it defines how they act towards the Triple Alliance. They are outside the Triple Alliance (not a member) and they have a position that defines how they deal with them, and they act that way towards them.
     
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