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1In a low degree:‘‘Bad news?’ ‘Not very.’’
2Far from being:‘I'm not very impressed’
- ‘We were not very impressed to find out that Delft is also famous for small white tiles decorated in blue paint.’
- ‘Unfortunately, there's a lot of it lying around in not very secure places.’
- ‘It's not very surprising that Ricks mentions the song only once, in passing.’
- ‘Sadly for Rogers, he missed the not very difficult conversion, and those were the crucial two points.’
- ‘My friend was not very impressed and it was obvious that he did not want to know anything about Islam.’
- ‘The second boy was not very tall but well built with spiky fair hair.’
- ‘Behind us stood a few of those from the most extremist of the settlers, not very satisfied that we had arrived to Hebron.’
- ‘Feeling bored for a day is not very serious, but feeling bored for weeks or months is dangerous.’
- ‘Rough weather and running out of diesel are not very plausible reasons.’
- ‘I went out at about 11 and saw one or two streaks though it was not very impressive.’
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