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    Hello again! I have some questions!
    1. Could you tell me what does exactly "side-tables" mean?
    2. How do you interpret the expression "out of the knowledge" in the following sentence:
    "...; and out of the knowledge that no one could possibly enter his rooms without perceivinghim to be a man of wealth.."?
    3. Could you explain the expression "to make his/her own way"?
    4. Which is correct:
    - our world is wrapped up in the cosmos like in swaddling clothes;
    -as in swaddling clothes
    or -seems to be wrapped in swaddling clothes by space?
    Thank you!

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    Default Re: the exact meaning

    Quote Originally Posted by steliyana
    Hello again! I have some questions!
    1. Could you tell me what does exactly "side-tables" mean?
    2. How do you interpret the expression "out of the knowledge" in the following sentence:
    "...; and out of the knowledge that no one could possibly enter his rooms without perceivinghim to be a man of wealth.."?
    3. Could you explain the expression "to make his/her own way"?
    4. Which is correct:
    - our world is wrapped up in the cosmos like in swaddling clothes;
    -as in swaddling clothes
    or -seems to be wrapped in swaddling clothes by space?
    Thank you!
    1. Side-tables are tables that stand beside another piece of furniture, usually a sofa or a bed.

    2. In that sentence "out of" means "from". His opinion developed out of the knowledge that the man was rich.

    3. "To make his/her own way" means "to take his/her own path".

    4. "As in swaddling clothes" would be correct. It is a metaphor/simile. The cosmos wraps our world as swaddling clothes wraps a baby.

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