Definition of a fortiori
- the man of prejudice is, a fortiori, a man of limited mental vision
A fortiori in Latin literally means "from the stronger (argument)". The term is used when drawing a conclusion that's even more obvious or convincing than the one just drawn. Thus, if teaching English grammar to native speakers is difficult, then, a fortiori, teaching English grammar to nonnative speakers will be even more challenging.
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to cause to suffer severely from hunger
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