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    Default Removed from my senses

    Hi all
    I read this sentence "Hear my out, I was removed from my senses".
    "Hear me out" means more or less "hear all what I have to say until last word"..so very strong, but what about "I was removed from my senses"?
    It seems more delicate, so what does it mean and how it is properly used?
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    Default Re: Removed from my senses

    I think the second part means that the speaker wasn't thinking clearly, but in total the sentence is unusual. "Hear me out" would imply that there is more information to follow than the statement about being removed from the speaker's senses.

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    Default Re: Removed from my senses

    Quote Originally Posted by billmcd View Post
    I think the second part means that the speaker wasn't thinking clearly, but in total the sentence is unusual. "Hear me out" would imply that there is more information to follow than the statement about being removed from the speaker's senses.
    I think it would make sense in the sort of situation where one person was very short-tempered and demanding in a relationship. The other person says 'Hear me out' because s/he knows that the other person is likely to react dismissively - 'How could you even think of such a thing? There's the door! '

    The 'phrase 'removed from my senses' does sound odd though; I'd expect to hear something like: 'Hear me out. I must have taken leave of my senses'. ('Taking leave' is an old-fashioned way of saying goodbye. 'Taking leave of N's senses is an idiom.)

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    Last edited by BobK; 15-Apr-2010 at 11:50. Reason: Added last senence

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