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what does "The efficient became extremely businesslike"mean? The efficient became extremely businesslike. Jack McNally was bustling around his office, organizing it as a command post, showing Colonel McNally's men where to put in new lines. Those with talents turned to them. The Boston Symphony Orchestra stopped the Handel concerto and started the slow movement of Beethoven's "Eroica," which is often used as a funeral march for fallen heroes. The fluent found words for the occasion——Dean Rusk had spoken well, and at the United Nations Adlai Stevenson said with simple eloquence, "We'll bear the grief of his death until the day of ours." Those with a conspicuous lack of eloquence become speechless] what does "The efficient became extremely businesslike"mean? doesn't "efficient" and "businesslike" bear the same meaning?
Jun 13, 2013 7:16 AM
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I think it's a way of emphasizing that they became even more efficient and unemotional about their work.
June 13, 2013
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