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    Default short a time/ entitle/ came to pass/ stick it out/ grosly/ worm out

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I’m right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    It is too difficult a task to be done in so short a time. How tiresome a journey!
    In my opinion it has to be “a short of time”

    Gregory was making ready to return to the seaside hotel to which his present prosperity entitle him.
    entitle = give a title to; give a title to someone; give the right to

    He, Gregory, was certain to be rewarded if that came to pass.
    come to pass = it shall come to pass
    came to pass = it had come to pass

    It was plain from his his whispered history that so tricks or brutalities were beneath him.
    beneath him = unworthy of him
    Seemingly clientless the major portion of the time, he still prospered mighty.

    I’d stick it out if I were you.
    stick out = continue doing something, endure something

    The city was being grossly mismanaged.
    grossly = in a gross manner; greatly; coarsely; without delicacy; shamefully; disgracefully

    What greater labor than to worm out the details and expose them to the gaze of an abused and irritated citizenship?
    worm out = elicit

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    Last edited by vil; 03-Aug-2009 at 18:10.

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    Default Re: short a time/ entitle/ came to pass/ stick it out/ grosly/ worm out

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether Im right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    It is too difficult a task to be done in so short a time. How tiresome a journey!
    In my opinion it has to be a short of time Why?

    Gregory was making ready to return to the seaside hotel to which his present prosperity entitle him.
    entitle = give a title to; give a title to someone; give the right to

    He, Gregory, was certain to be rewarded if that came to pass.
    come to pass = it shall come to pass
    came to pass = it had come to pass

    "came to pass" >> happens

    It was plain from his his whispered history that so tricks or brutalities were beneath him.
    beneath him = unworthy of him

    Seemingly clientless the major portion of the time, he still prospered mightily.

    Id stick it out if I were you.
    stick out = continue doing something, endure something

    The city was being grossly mismanaged.
    grossly = in a gross manner; greatly; coarsely; without delicacy; shamefully; disgracefully

    What greater labor than to worm out the details and expose them to the gaze of an abused and irritated citizenship?
    worm out = elicit by careful investigation.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
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