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    have a fit/throw a fit/seve a summons/gone with the wind

    Dear teachers,

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

    Our dog had a fit yesterday.

    have a fit = to have a sudden illness with stiffness or jerking of the body

    Father will throw a fit when he sees the dent in the car.

    Howard will have a fit when he learns that he lost the election.

    When John decided to drop out of college, his parents had fits.

    have a fit = throw a fit = to become angry or upset

    I have to serve a summons on her.

    She received a summons to appear in court.

    We have to serve a witness with a summons.

    He sent to summon the seditious, and to offer pardon; but neither summons nor pardon was regarded.

    Hercules has been summoned to help a man find his daughter, who he says was taken into a cave by a monster, but gives little other detail in the summoms.

    summons = the act of summoning; a call by authority, or by the command of a superior, to appear at a place named, or to attend to some duty

    All the Indians who used to live here are gone with the wind.

    She knew that her chance to get an "A" was gone with the wind when she saw how hard the test was.

    gone with the wind = gone forever; past; vanished

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Exclamation Re: have a fit/throw a fit/seve a summons/gone with the wind

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?
    Our dog had a fit yesterday.

    have a fit = to have a sudden illness with stiffness or jerking of the body =A seizure or convulsion, especially one caused by epilepsy(a kind of disease.)

    Father will throw a fit when he sees the dent in the car.

    Howard will have a fit when he learns that he lost the election.

    When John decided to drop out of college, his parents had fits.

    have a fit = throw a fit = to become angry or upset= A fit of bad temper

    I have to serve a summons on her.

    She received a summons to appear in court.

    We have to serve a witness with a summons.

    He sent to summon the seditious, and to offer pardon; but neither summons nor pardon was regarded. Summon is verb= to call upon to do something specified.

    Hercules has been summoned to help a man find his daughter, who he says was taken into a cave by a monster, but gives little other detail in the summons. Summoned by Almighty?

    summons = the act of summoning; a call by authority, or by the command of a superior, to appear at a place named, or to attend to some duty= A summons is a legal document issued by a court or by an administrative agency of government for various purposes.

    All the Indians who used to live here are gone with the wind.

    She knew that her chance to get an "A" was gone with the wind when she saw how hard the test was.

    gone with the wind = gone forever; past; vanished=disappeared
    His entire investment in the failed project was gone with the wind.
    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    Skp

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