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Can “〜といい” also indicate permission similar to “〜ていい”

Should can be a bit of a problematic word in English. Is it an instruction (similar to a command), a recommendation, or even merely a suggestion? If I read a particular book, really enjoyed it, and ...
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Understanding さしずめ

As a starter, you can think of さしずめ as a slightly fancier alternative to いわば. Both are very commonly paired with expressions like ~のようなものだ, ~ということになる or ~といったところだ, and are used to explain the essence ...
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Understanding さしずめ

I would say 新明解's definition reflects the current usage by average speakers better. I think the current usage is even more specific. I've never recognized it as a synonym of 結局. It's closer to 例えるなら. ...
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Can “〜といい” also indicate permission similar to “〜ていい”

~するといい indicats "suggestion" rather than "permission". ~するといい means like "I think that it is good for you to do ~."
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Can “〜てきた” also mean “to have been doing” for non-transformative verbs

Yes, verb + てきた can mean someone has been doing it for a long time. Your translations seem correct. てくる by itself does not indicate there is an observable "change" or "transformation&...
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