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Re: 2018 : A Year far from Kurdistan

PostAuthor: Piling » Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:17 pm

I'm currently reading I Capture the Castle. I like it. I wonder how is the movie.
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PostAuthor: Anthea » Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:26 pm

Piling wrote:I'm currently reading I Capture the Castle. I like it. I wonder how is the movie.


I will try to find the film :D
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Re: 2018 : A Year far from Kurdistan

PostAuthor: Piling » Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:09 pm

Mr Brown stared broadly at the speaker.


I don't understand what means 'broadly' in that sentence. I know its meaning of 'large', 'general' or strong/thick for a accent. But a look ? Does it mean he stared with his eyes wide open ?
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PostAuthor: Anthea » Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:39 pm

Piling wrote:
Mr Brown stared broadly at the speaker.


I don't understand what means 'broadly' in that sentence. I know its meaning of 'large', 'general' or strong/thick for a accent. But a look ? Does it mean he stared with his eyes wide open ?


I do not think that I have ever come across the word 'broadly' used in such a fashion - it probably means non-specifically, but that does not seem correct to me
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Re: 2018 : A Year far from Kurdistan

PostAuthor: Piling » Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:31 am

It has been written in 1860s. Perhaps the language shifted in that case.
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PostAuthor: Anthea » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:09 am

Piling wrote:It has been written in 1860s. Perhaps the language shifted in that case.


Mr Brown stared broadly at the speaker

If I knew the context in which it was written I could do better :D

Mr Brown STARED

To stare is not particularly friendly action:

    One STARES in disbelief

    One STARES in horror

    One STARES in shock

To stare at something or someone, is to focus on that person or that thing

Normally the word broadly would mean openly, widely or non-specifically

I have consulted a couple of my books and cannot find the term used :ymdevil:
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PostAuthor: Piling » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:17 am

Mr Brown is an attorney and he just read a will that disappoints a lot a certain Mrs Christian, for all the goods of her late relative goes to an unknown Phœbe that the attorney has to find. So he asks to Mrs Christian if she knows anything about that Phœbe. And here is the answer :

“ Sir," said Mrs Christian, “ I decline to give you any information. If my son was here, instead of being in India, as everybody knows, I might have some one to act for me. But you may be certain I shall take advice upon it. You will hear from my solicitor, Mr Brown ; I decline to give you any information on the subject."

Mr Brown stared broadly at the speaker ; his face reddened. He watched her get up and make her way out of the room with a perplexed look, half angry, half compassionate. She went out with a little of the passionate and resentful air which deprives such disappointments of the sympathy they deserve — wrathful, vindictive, consoling herself with dreams that it was all a plot, and she could still have her rights ;
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PostAuthor: Anthea » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:21 am

I will have to give it more thought :D
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Re: 2018 : A Year far from Kurdistan

PostAuthor: Piling » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:32 am

https://1828.mshaffer.com/d/word/broad

in the 1844 column :


Open; clear; not covered, confined, or concealed; as, in broad sunshine.
Gross; coarse; as, broad mirth; broad nonsense. – Pope. Dryden.
Plain; tending to obscenity; as, a broad comment. – Dryden.
Bold; not delicate; not reserved; as, broad words. – Shak.


Perhaps it means that he stares her openly, in an almost rude manner ?
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Re: 2018 : A Year far from Kurdistan

PostAuthor: Anthea » Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:47 pm

Piling wrote:https://1828.mshaffer.com/d/word/broad

in the 1844 column :


Open; clear; not covered, confined, or concealed; as, in broad sunshine.
Gross; coarse; as, broad mirth; broad nonsense. – Pope. Dryden.
Plain; tending to obscenity; as, a broad comment. – Dryden.
Bold; not delicate; not reserved; as, broad words. – Shak.


Perhaps it means that he stares her openly, in an almost rude manner ?


I think you have cracked it :ymapplause:
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Re: 2018 : A Year far from Kurdistan

PostAuthor: Piling » Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:41 am

He did nothing except shake his fist at young Rider's drag as it whirled the doctor past to his patients


what does it mean ? :-?
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Re: 2018 : A Year far from Kurdistan

PostAuthor: Anthea » Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:49 pm

Piling wrote:
He did nothing except shake his fist at young Rider's drag as it whirled the doctor past to his patients


what does it mean ? :-?


I know this one :-B

Rider's drag = the disturbance in the air behind a vehicle moving at speed

A car moving at speed is able to knock a cyclist from their bike
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Re: 2018 : A Year far from Kurdistan

PostAuthor: Piling » Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:29 am

« « They're head people in Carlingford, though I say it. There's Mary, she's a learned woman; take you up in a false quantity, sir, a deal sooner than I should. »

Extrait de: Mrs. Oliphant. « The Rector. » iBooks.


what does he mean ? :-? and who is the subject of 'take' ? the speaker ? Is 'false quantity' in that context a wrong prosody ?

https://books.google.fr/books?id=ZjlgDw ... &q&f=false
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Re: 2018 : A Year far from Kurdistan

PostAuthor: Anthea » Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:20 pm

Thank you for the link :ymapplause:

I will answer you when I have finished reading the book :-B
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Re: 2018 : A Year far from Kurdistan

PostAuthor: Piling » Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:33 am

I am translating it, that's the reason I need to understand the exact meaning. When I only read, if I don't get some sentences, I just skip it as so long as the general plot is clear.
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