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  1. BlueSky3000
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    In the cloakshop where Zelig worked he stood daily, brandishing his heavy iron on the sizzling cloth, hardly ever glancing about him.
    What does the underlined part mean? Of course "him" doesn't refer to sth else.

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    Re: Meaning

    It means he rarely looked around as he worked. 'Around him' means his surroundings.

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    Re: Meaning

    Quote Originally Posted by BlueSky3000 View Post
    In the cloakshop where Zelig worked he stood daily, brandishing his heavy iron on the sizzling cloth, hardly ever glancing about him.
    What does the underlined part mean? Of course "him" doesn't refer to sth else.
    It means he was too busy to look around. He couldn't look around because he was busy ironing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by curmudgeon View Post
    It means he rarely looked around as he worked. 'Around him' means his surroundings.
    Thank you so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Smith View Post
    It means he was too busy to look around. He couldn't look around because he was busy ironing.
    Thank you so much for your help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueSky3000 View Post
    Thank you so much for your help.
    You are welcome!

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