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levitate the Pentagon He watched with gentle amusement as women in flowing skirts and love beads put flowers in soldiers' guns, then sat on the lawn, holding hands, trying to levitate the Pentagon. Levitate the Pentagon, seriously? I looked the word 'levitate' up in Long man dictionary, and found a similar example sentence. but, what does 'levitate' mean here?
Aug 6, 2019 2:12 PM
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Thanks, John. I'll check it tomorrow.
August 6, 2019
No, the protesters did not seriously expect to levitate the Pentagon. The idea was meant to be absurd, as a way of calling attention to the protest against the Vietnam War. See this article: https://timeline.com/pentagon-exorcism-ae0aad1b55c5
August 6, 2019
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