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” 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.
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 by careful investigation.
Thank you for your efforts.