three parts dead

Lianka

New Member
Russian, English
Hello!
I am a bit confused by the meaning of the words "three parts dead" from the quotation by Bertrand Russell ''To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.'' Does this phrase mean 1/3 of one's body?
I'd be grateful for your help.
Thanks a lot.
 
  • Loob

    Senior Member
    English UK
    Hi Lianka and welcome to the forums:)

    "Three parts" often means "three-quarters".
     

    Lianka

    New Member
    Russian, English
    Thank you very much. Sometimes you feel, but you can't say for sure.
    I'm happy to join the forums.:)
     
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