"dominating" = "utterly submissive, ineffectual"

W Brewer brewerwa at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jan 22 01:00:32 UTC 2013

{overwhelming lead : dominating lead :: overwhelming loss : *dominating*
OTOH, could there be an underlying universal at work here? (:^o) Cf. a
Chinese EFL tendency to generalize present participial forms for past
participial function. E.g. occasionally, students would say/write {I am so
boring.} instead of {I am so bored.}.

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