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There is no surer way to misread any document than to read it literally. As nearly as we can, we must put ourselves in the place of those who uttered the words, and try to divine how they would have dealt with the unforeseen situation; and, evidence of what they would have done, they are by no means final.

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Learned Hand

Billings Learned Hand (January 27, 1872 - August 18, 1961) was an influential United States judge and judicial philosopher. He served on the Southern District Court of New York and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Hand has reportedly been quoted more often than any other lower-court judge by legal scholars and by the Supreme Court of the United States

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    किसी भी दस्तावेज़ को शाब्दिक रूप से पढ़ने के लिए गलत तरीके से पढ़ने का कोई तरीका नहीं है। जैसा कि हम कर सकते हैं, हमें अपने आप को उन लोगों के स्थान पर रखना चाहिए जिन्होंने शब्दों का उच्चारण किया था, और यह समझने की कोशिश की कि वे कैसे अप्रत्याशित स्थिति से निपटेंगे; और, वे क्या किया होगा का सबूत, वे किसी भी तरह से अंतिम नहीं हैं।

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