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    Default seedy/ fits of giddiness/ come over/ at times/ out of order/ circular

    Dear teachers,

    Would you share with me your opinion concerning the interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    We were all feeling seedy and we were getting quite nervous about it,. Harris said he felt such extraordinary fits of giddiness come over him at times, that he hardly knew what he was doing and then George said that he had fits of giddiness too, and hardly knew what he was doing. With me, it was my liver that was out of order, because I had just been reading a patent liver pill circular, in which were detailed the various symptoms by which a man could tell when his liver was out of order.

    seedy = tired or sick; unwell

    fit (n) = the sudden appearance of a symptom such as coughing, sneezing or giddiness

    at times = occasionally, sometimes

    come over =
    happen to or affect

    out of order = not functioning well, not operating properly or at all

    circular = an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution

    Thank you for your efforts.

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    Default Re: seedy/ fits of giddiness/ come over/ at times/ out of order/ circular

    Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Synonyms gives "seedy" as "not really sick but not up to the mark".

    Otherwise all your interpretations look fine to me.

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