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Lawyers and judges often become impatient with those who dispute what they regard as the clear meaning of words. The meaning of words derives from the contexts in which they are employed, and we can never be certain of the context because we cannot enter into the minds of other persons to see the contexts to which their minds are adverting.
D'Amato, Anthony, "Aspects of Deconstruction: The Failure of the Word "Bird"" (2010). Faculty Working Papers. Paper 65.