Date: Tue, 9 Jan 1996 13:48:42 EST
From: Undetermined origin c/o LISTSERV maintainer
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It sounds as though all the uses, negative and positive, have the
same basic denotation: to move unwillingly. If we say "he finally
budged" the implication remains that he'd rather have stayed put.
And when we say "I can't budge her," it implies that her will to
stay put is stronger than our efforts to move her.
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