Gems of wisdom: Happiness is a butterfly…

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Jack Scholes

Happiness is as a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond your grasp, but which if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.

borboletaTO ALIGHT

To land (formal)

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SYN – grip

1. A strong hold of somebody or something.

  • He shook my hand with a very firm grasp.

2. A person’s understanding of a subject, especially something difficult or complicated.

  • I have a good grasp of English grammar, but my grasp of quantum physics is very limited.

3. The ability to get or achieve something.

  • Peace is now within our grasp (= it seems possible).


  • The presidency is beyond his grasp (= it is impossible to get).

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Referência: “Gems of Wisdom – Inspirational Messages to Enhance the Quality of Your Life and Improve Your English” de Jack Scholes – Disal Editora, 2007. Leia a resenha.

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