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    what does this mean, "After their different fashions"?

    At the beginning of George Orwell's Animals Farm. I couldn't understand the underlined sentence:
    At one end of the big barn, on a sort of raised platform, Major was already
    ensconced on his bed of straw, under a lantern which hung from a beam. He was
    twelve years old and had lately grown rather stout, but he was still a majestic-
    looking pig, with a wise and benevolent appearance in spite of the fact that his
    tushes had never been cut. Before long the other animals began to arrive and
    make themselves comfortable after their different fashions.
    what does it mean? more specifically, what does 'after' mean here?

    Thank you

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    Re: what does this mean, "After their different fashions"?

    It means 'in their various ways'.

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    Re: what does this mean, "After their different fashions"?

    Thank you 5jj

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    Re: what does this mean, "After their different fashions"?

    Hi bajabero, and welcome to the forums. (5jj usually does, using the icon, so I beat him to it.)

    Thank you for making your first post one that:
    1) Had a good title
    2) Gave enough context
    3) Was properly punctuated - though a few capital letters would have made it better.

    It's nice that you took the time to say thank you, but you can also just click the "like" link in the lower right corner. That tells us that you read the reply, and if if you don't post to the thread after that, we know you have no further questions.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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