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    Quote Originally Posted by Know it View Post
    I haven't bothered to research this, but feel I probably don't have to.
    So do you purely go by feelings?
    those princes have accomplished most who paid little heed to keeping their promises, but who knew how to manipulate the minds of men craftily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baron von Lotsov View Post
    You can't have a phobia about a real fear. A phobia is an irrational one.
    Gotta be careful. I always thought a phobia was a fear of something. But dictionary definitions currently seem to include 'aversion' of something, and it can be rational.
    those princes have accomplished most who paid little heed to keeping their promises, but who knew how to manipulate the minds of men craftily.

    Machiavelli, The Prince

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    Quote Originally Posted by Know it View Post
    Straight from the dictionary



    • [COLOR=#878787 !important]"she suffered from a phobia about birds"[/COLOR]
      synonyms: abnormal fear, irrational fear, obsessive fear,
    https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dic...english/phobia

    "an extreme fear or dislike of a particular thing or situation, especially one that cannot be reasonably explained."

    Especially, but not necessarily.


    https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/phobia


    "An extreme or irrational fear of or aversion to something."
    those princes have accomplished most who paid little heed to keeping their promises, but who knew how to manipulate the minds of men craftily.

    Machiavelli, The Prince

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