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used in The Fellowship of the Ring

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  • But we did not realize what that would mean.
    2.10 -- Book 2 Chapter 10 -- The Breaking of the Fellowship (66% in)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • You mean to go on with your plan then?
    1.1 -- Book 1 Chapter 1 -- A Long-expected Party (23% in)
  • Anyway I mean to enjoy myself on Thursday, and have my little joke.
    1.1 -- Book 1 Chapter 1 -- A Long-expected Party (24% in)
  • In fact, I don't mean to, and I have made all arrangements.
    1.1 -- Book 1 Chapter 1 -- A Long-expected Party (58% in)
  • Why, I feel all thin, sort of stretched, if you know what I mean: like butter that has been scraped over too much bread.
    1.1 -- Book 1 Chapter 1 -- A Long-expected Party (58% in)
  • ' I wish — I mean, I hoped until this evening that it was only a joke,' said Frodo.
    1.1 -- Book 1 Chapter 1 -- A Long-expected Party (76% in)
  • 'Hiding, you mean,' said Lobelia.
    1.1 -- Book 1 Chapter 1 -- A Long-expected Party (87% in)
  • Anyway we want to see him and we mean to see him.
    1.1 -- Book 1 Chapter 1 -- A Long-expected Party (87% in)
  • I have heard his story: how he found it, and how he used it: on his journey, I mean.
    1.1 -- Book 1 Chapter 1 -- A Long-expected Party (95% in)
  • 'If you mean, inventing all that about a "present", well, I thought the true story much more likely, and I couldn't see the point of altering it at all.
    1.1 -- Book 1 Chapter 1 -- A Long-expected Party (95% in)
  • I did mean to — but I have had to change my mind.
    1.1 -- Book 1 Chapter 1 -- A Long-expected Party (98% in)
  • You mean Otho and Lobelia.
    1.1 -- Book 1 Chapter 1 -- A Long-expected Party (99% in)
  • But if you mean "known about _this_ ring", well, I still do not _know,_one might say.
    1.2 -- Book 1 Chapter 2 -- The Shadow of the Past (26% in)
  • Be able to rest in peace, I mean?
    1.2 -- Book 1 Chapter 2 -- The Shadow of the Past (30% in)
  • Do you mean that this is the very Gollum-creature that Bilbo met?
    1.2 -- Book 1 Chapter 2 -- The Shadow of the Past (54% in)
  • 'What do you mean?' said Frodo.
    1.2 -- Book 1 Chapter 2 -- The Shadow of the Past (59% in)
  • It could make no further use of him: he was too small and mean; and as long as it stayed with him he would never leave his deep pool again.
    1.2 -- Book 1 Chapter 2 -- The Shadow of the Past (61% in)
  • Do you mean to say that you, and the Elves, have let him live on after all those horrible deeds?
    1.2 -- Book 1 Chapter 2 -- The Shadow of the Past (79% in)
  • But this would mean exile, a flight from danger into danger, drawing it after me.
    1.2 -- Book 1 Chapter 2 -- The Shadow of the Past (92% in)
  • He knows, as well as I do, that you mean no harm.
    1.2 -- Book 1 Chapter 2 -- The Shadow of the Past (97% in)
  • I listened because I couldn't help myself, if you know what I mean.
    1.2 -- Book 1 Chapter 2 -- The Shadow of the Past (97% in)
  • He had suddenly realized that flying from the Shire would mean more painful partings than merely saying farewell to the familiar comforts of Bag End.
    1.2 -- Book 1 Chapter 2 -- The Shadow of the Past (99% in)
  • In the mean-while, do take care, and don't let out any hint of where you are going!
    1.3 -- Book 1 Chapter 3 -- Three is Company (3% in)
  • 'What do you mean?' said Frodo sharply, looking at him in astonishment.
    1.3 -- Book 1 Chapter 3 -- Three is Company (55% in)
  • But it was the singing that went to my heart, if you know what I mean.
    1.3 -- Book 1 Chapter 3 -- Three is Company (87% in)
  • You mean the Riders?
    1.3 -- Book 1 Chapter 3 -- Three is Company (91% in)
  • You still mean to come with me?
    1.4 -- Book 1 Chapter 4 -- A Short Cut to Mushrooms (9% in)
  • _I never mean to.
    1.4 -- Book 1 Chapter 4 -- A Short Cut to Mushrooms (10% in)
  • 'You slept late, you mean,' said Pippin.
    1.4 -- Book 1 Chapter 4 -- A Short Cut to Mushrooms (16% in)
  • 'What fellow do you mean?' asked Pippin.
    1.4 -- Book 1 Chapter 4 -- A Short Cut to Mushrooms (57% in)
  • 'What do you mean?' said Frodo, looking at him anxiously.
    1.5 -- Book 1 Chapter 5 -- A Conspiracy Unmasked (48% in)
  • Do you really mean to start before the break of day?
    1.5 -- Book 1 Chapter 5 -- A Conspiracy Unmasked (78% in)
  • 'But that can only mean going into the Old Forest!' said Fredegar horrified.
    1.5 -- Book 1 Chapter 5 -- A Conspiracy Unmasked (86% in)
  • 'I don't know what stories you mean,' Merry answered.
    1.6 -- Book 1 Chapter 6 -- The Old Forest (9% in)
  • 'If you mean the old bogey-stories Fatty's nurses used to tell him, about goblins and wolves and things of that sort, I should say no. At any rate I don't believe them.
    1.6 -- Book 1 Chapter 6 -- The Old Forest (9% in)
  • That cheered them greatly; for it was good to see a sight of anything beyond the wood's borders, though they did not mean to go that way, if they could help it: the Barrow-downs had as sinister a reputation in hobbit-legend as the Forest itself.
    1.6 -- Book 1 Chapter 6 -- The Old Forest (38% in)
  • 'What do you mean?' asked Pippin, looking at him, half puzzled and half amused.
    1.8 -- Book 1 Chapter 8 -- Fog on the Barrow-Downs (65% in)
  • 'I don't know what you mean,' said Frodo, annoyed and alarmed.
    1.9 -- Book 1 Chapter 9 -- At the Sign of The Prancing Pony (88% in)
  • And I mean what I say, what's more.
    1.9 -- Book 1 Chapter 9 -- At the Sign of The Prancing Pony (91% in)
  • 'What do you mean?' asked Frodo sharply.
    1.10 -- Book 1 Chapter 10 -- Strider (2% in)
  • I mean just this: I will tell you what I know, and give you some good advice — but I shall want a reward.
    1.10 -- Book 1 Chapter 10 -- Strider (3% in)
  • Not all of those Southerners mean well; and as for Ferny, he would sell anything to anybody; or make mischief for amusement.
    1.10 -- Book 1 Chapter 10 -- Strider (18% in)
  • That was Gandalf, if you know who I mean.
    1.10 -- Book 1 Chapter 10 -- Strider (34% in)
  • 'What do you mean?' asked Frodo.
    1.10 -- Book 1 Chapter 10 -- Strider (42% in)
  • 'They're looking for Baggins, and if they mean well, then I'm a hobbit.
    1.10 -- Book 1 Chapter 10 -- Strider (42% in)
  • But if you mean to help me, I ought to warn you that you will be in danger as long as I am in your house.
    1.10 -- Book 1 Chapter 10 -- Strider (48% in)
  • 'Do you think the Black Riders have anything to do with it — with Gandalf's absence, I mean?' asked Frodo.
    1.10 -- Book 1 Chapter 10 -- Strider (80% in)
  • We should not go much slower on foot, not on the roads that I mean to take.
    1.11 -- Book 1 Chapter 11 -- A Knife in the Dark (11% in)
  • 'What do you mean?' asked Frodo.
    1.11 -- Book 1 Chapter 11 -- A Knife in the Dark (39% in)
  • I mean: when we do get there, it is not certain what we shall find.
    1.11 -- Book 1 Chapter 11 -- A Knife in the Dark (39% in)
  • But the marks might mean something quite different, and have nothing to do with us.
    1.11 -- Book 1 Chapter 11 -- A Knife in the Dark (58% in)
  • 'What could they mean, even if Gandalf made them?' asked Merry 'I should say,' answered Strider, 'that they stood for G3, and were a sign that Gandalf was here on October the third: that is three days ago now.
    1.11 -- Book 1 Chapter 11 -- A Knife in the Dark (59% in)
  • I wish we could feel sure that he made the marks, whatever they may mean,' said Frodo 'It would be a great comfort to know that he was on the way, in front of us or behind us.
    1.11 -- Book 1 Chapter 11 -- A Knife in the Dark (59% in)
  • I mean, they seem usually to have used their noses rather than their eyes, smelling for us, if smelling is the right word, at least in the daylight.
    1.11 -- Book 1 Chapter 11 -- A Knife in the Dark (70% in)
  • This would mean crossing the Road, but. it was the quickest way to more wooded country.
    1.12 -- Book 1 Chapter 12 -- Flight to the Ford (15% in)
  • Though I said "absurd" just now, I did not mean it.
    2.1 -- Book 2 Chapter 1 -- Many Meetings (5% in)
  • I mean he is dear to me; though he is strange, and grim at times.
    2.1 -- Book 2 Chapter 1 -- Many Meetings (10% in)
  • 'Do you really mean that Strider is one of the people of the old Kings?' said Frodo in wonder.
    2.1 -- Book 2 Chapter 1 -- Many Meetings (11% in)
  • I have thought several times of going back to Hobbiton for it; but I am getting old, and they would not let me: Gandalf and Elrond, I mean.
    2.1 -- Book 2 Chapter 1 -- Many Meetings (71% in)
  • I guess you mean that it is time your master went to bed.
    2.1 -- Book 2 Chapter 1 -- Many Meetings (99% in)
  • ' "What do you mean?
    2.2 -- Book 2 Chapter 2 -- The Council of Elrond (56% in)
  • But tell me: what do you mean by they?
    2.2 -- Book 2 Chapter 2 -- The Council of Elrond (97% in)
  • They did not hurry to bed afterwards, for they expected to have all the night to sleep in, and they did not mean to go on again until the evening of the next day.
    2.3 -- Book 2 Chapter 3 -- The Ring Goes South (53% in)
  • _' 'What does it mean by _speak, friend, and enter_?' asked Merry.
    2.4 -- Book 2 Chapter 4 -- A Journey in the Dark (44% in)
  • You know what I mean!
    2.4 -- Book 2 Chapter 4 -- A Journey in the Dark (72% in)
  • I believe; though I do not understand clearly what they mean; and they seem also to use the same word of the deceits of the Enemy.
    2.7 -- Book 2 Chapter 7 -- The Mirror of Galadriel (64% in)
  • 'It would be folly to throw lives away, I mean,' he ended.
    2.8 -- Book 2 Chapter 8 -- Farewell to Lorien (18% in)
  • 'I do not know what you mean by that,' answered the leader of the Elves.
    2.8 -- Book 2 Chapter 8 -- Farewell to Lorien (27% in)
  • They are elvish robes certainly, if that is what you mean.
    2.8 -- Book 2 Chapter 8 -- Farewell to Lorien (27% in)
  • To him, I mean, begging your pardon, Master Boromir,' he added, and turned.
    2.10 -- Book 2 Chapter 10 -- The Breaking of the Fellowship (69% in)
  • And he isn't worrying about us either: whether we'll go along with him or no. He knows we mean to.
    2.10 -- Book 2 Chapter 10 -- The Breaking of the Fellowship (71% in)

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