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The reason is exactly what you point out:
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Podcast 6 Minute English.
What can I give him poor as I am?
Jerusalem — The Stations of the Cross.
Be kind but never overly ingratiating.
Travel China Guide:
They prepare daily samples of sacred food enjoyed by their departed ancestors while still alive, and take these to the place of worship, to be tasted by them during the daily ceremonies.
You both ensured that your love for each other fostered lifelong relationships, with friends of the other.
Talk, cry and sometimes yell at him.