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(推量形+) というものだ: nuance and function? [duplicate]

圧倒的だなんて言葉では表現しきれない、絶望的な戦力差である。 しかもそれらが皆、親でも殺されたかのような調子で士道に憎々しげな視線を送ってきているのだ。どれだけ肝が据わった人間でも汗くらい滲ませようというものである。 だが、改変後の折紙の意識が『士道への思い三〇パーセント:節度七〇パーセント』だったところに、『士道への思い一二〇パーセント』が足されたなら、...
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What's the meaning of ものだ here? [duplicate]

I came across the following two examples, but I cannot understand their meaning and what that ものだ stands for. Does anybody knows it? The first one goes: "人間というのは、本来一人では生きられないものだ。"While the other one ...
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「知るか」 and variant phrases

I didn't find any questions about this, except for this one, but it's not really the same thing. I've seen the phrase 「知るか」 a few times in anime and manga before and I've always interpreted it as "as ...
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Confusion regarding the usage of 〜たいものだ

In the grammar exercise book for JLPT N2, I came across the following question: ( )を食べてみたいものだ。 a. あ、このおいしそうな料理 b. 今日はユリさんのうちで手料理 c. 一度、その珍しい魚 the correct answer is c. The explanation of the original ...
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Difference between ものだ and というものだ

人気者がそろっているというだけで、華やいだかんじになるというものだ。 Simply having popular people around makes for a cheerful feeling. I think the ものだ used here is number 2) from this answer. Please correct me if I'm wrong. I was ...
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なにかなのだろう parsing and meaning

In a short story I found a sentence I'm having difficulties understand no matter how I look at it or how I try to parse it: これは、心の病かもしれない、と思い、私と母はやがてじょじょにだが公にする祝い事をとりやめていった。...
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why ひどい神もいたもんだ means “that's a mean god”?

the english version of the material Im reading says "that's a mean god", and a friend told me that means "there is a bad god ,isn't it?" , but I don't understand why. I know ひどい神 (bad,cruel, God) I ...
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Is this ~もので a grammar pattern?

I came across this JLPT N1 sentence: 人生はなにが幸いするかわからないもので、たぶん、あれはあれでよかったんじゃないかと思う。 My literal translation: Life is a thing in which we don't know what will prove fortunate, but I think this is ...
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Is 「(i-adjective) + そうだったと思う」 grammatical/natural?

The lack of Google results for this kind of construction (relative to the number for the equivalent [i-adjective] + そうだと思う and [i-adjective] + そうだと思った for many i-adjectives) made me antsy about using ...
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What would be the function of the というものだ in this context?

一体、士道や琴里にどんな狙いがあるかわからなかったが、それが七罪にとって不利益になるものであろうことは想像に難くなかった。きっと何らかの方法で七罪に復讐するつもりに決まっているのだ。それこそ、肥え太らせてから食べてしまうつもりかもしれない。それならば、七罪にこんなに美味しいご飯を与える意味もわかるというものだ。 Hi. What would be the function of the ...
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Structure of ~くもなろうものだ

久方ブリダナ…百年前我ヲ封ジタ タカマガハラノ 野良大神ヨ 我ヲ仕損ジテ石クレニ成リ果テルモ マダ我ニ拘ッテイルトハ "石ノ中ニモ百年"カ …黴臭クモナロウモノダ! (source: 『大神』) Said by the villain to the protagonist, who's been sleeping as a stone statue for the last ...
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How to interpret the “もの” in どうしたものでしょうか

I would like to ask how to interpret the "もの" or "もん" in the phrase "どうしたものでしょうか" or "どうしたもんか". Does it have any specific meaning or serve a grammatical function? I know the phrases have the same ...
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願わくばこのまま穏やかなままとはいかねぇもんだろうか meaning?

In episode 3 of Shingeki no Kyojin at 8:30 there is this sentence: 願わくばこのまま穏やかなままとはいかねぇもんだろうか I tried my hardest but I couldn't understand what it means; can any expert here explain the structures ...
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How to use の身で and what does that mean?

……よくもこのような若輩の身でそのようなことが堂々と言えるものだ…。 My guess would be that 身, in this case, means "one's position" or something like this, but how does that really work? For instance, if I were to say アメリカ人の身で in a ...
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interpretting よくこれだけの言い訳が出るものだ

from the perspective of B先生 A「うわっ、B先生! 寝てないですよ! ちょっと速いまばたきをしてたんです! だから端から見ると目をつぶっていていかにも寝ているように見えますけど――」 授業中に寝ていたことを注意しにきたと勘違いした彼は物凄い勢いで言い訳をならべている。 咄嗟によくこれだけの言い訳が出るものだとある意味感心した。 i find ...
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The construction をしてほしいものじゃ

若殿の遊び相手をしてほしいものじゃ。 The sentence is from an old folk tale. Is the construction in bold suitable only for the folk tale style? It means "I want you to be...", doesn't it?
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which meaning does ものだ have here?

I am trying to understand もの completely but I fail to understand it and mix up the meanings sometimes. I know that ものだ can mean that you want to emphasis something you feel etc according to this post, ...
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How should I understand the ありそうなものだったが?

だが、タイミングの悪いことに、お菓子の類が全てなくなってしまっていた。琴里の部屋に行けばチュッパチャプスのストックくらいはありそうなものだったが、それに手を出そうものなら、あとでどんな報復が待っているかわからなかった。 Context: 士道’s friend played “trick or treat” with him but 士道 didn’t have any candies at ...
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ものだ expressing ambiguous emotions/concern?

This article lists many examples of using ものだ to articulate "deep concern." The author of this article explains that when you connect words which indicate desire like …たい and 欲しい with ものだ, your speech ...
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What does 「ものさ」 mean here?

In Miffy - 日本語 あめの ひの わすれもの! at around 5:14 Miffy with her family planned to go to the beach and before they started play, Uncle said: 「おじいちゃんの子どもの頃は砂浜でお城を作って遊んだものさ。」 Weblio辞書 says: 活用語の終止形に付く。多く「だって」「...
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Meaning of “くらいいる”?

Read this sentence in an article. https://woman.excite.co.jp/article/love/rid_Cafegoogirl_246784/ アラサーにもなれば彼氏くらいいるものでしょ Why is くらい used here? I've only seen くらい used when speaking about quantity....
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もんだと after する verb meaning

I found a sentence: キップを連想するもんだと思うが What does mean? I found it could mean 揉う but I am not sure if it is correct.
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Implied noun from の [duplicate]

In this part of the Jack and the Beanstalk story, there's this one sentence: 庭{にわ}にとても大{おお}きな豆{まめ}の木{き}があったのです。 translated as There was a very big beanstalk in the yard. My understanding of a の ...