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    Smile What do you understand by....

    hi,

    I'm interested especially in the parts written in RED


    "if ugliness had been a disease or a social evil, she would, counting her blessings, have lent herself to its extirpation"

    Its extirpation---whose extirpation????

    m

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    Re: What do you understand by....

    Quote Originally Posted by Mad-ox View Post
    hi,
    I'm interested especially in the parts written in RED
    "if ugliness had been a disease or a social evil, she would, counting her blessings, have lent herself to its extirpation"
    Its extirpation---whose extirpation????
    m
    'Count your blessings instead of your crosses!'.It means be happy for what you have and don't think about the bad things in life. Appreciate the good things you have.
    ' its extirpation'- the extirpation of ugliness

    From:
    V. assent; give assent, yield assent, nod assent; acquiesce; agree &c. 23; receive, accept, accede, accord, concur, lend oneself to, consent, coincide, reciprocate, go with; be at one with &c. adj.; go along with, chime in with, strike in with, close in with; echo, enter into one's views, agree in opinion; vote, give one's voice for; recognize; subscribe to, conform to, defer to; say yes to, say ditto, amen to, say aye to...

    She would agree, consent to the extirpation of ugliness.

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