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    Default question: what means "spirits were buoyed"

    As title, I read those words in a novel but could not understand what it means..... could someone explain it for me?

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    Default Re: question: what means "spirits were buoyed"

    Quote Originally Posted by Virgocat
    As title, I read those words in a novel but could not understand what it means..... could someone explain it for me?

    If you say "Their spirits were buoyed.", it means "Their spirits were lifted."

    spirits - represents mood, feelings, morale - in this case

    http://dictionary.reference.com/search?r=8&q=morale

    If one's spirits are lifted - or buoyed - then one feels better. We could also say that one feels more encouragement.

    To really understand this, I think it's important to take a look at the definition of "buoy". It can mean a couple different things. It's a noun and a verb.

    http://dictionary.reference.com/search?r=8&q=buoy

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    Default Re: question: what means "spirits were buoyed"

    a great help. thanks a lot. :wink:

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    Default Re: question: what means "spirits were buoyed"

    Quote Originally Posted by virgocat
    a great help. thanks a lot. :wink:

    You're welcome.

    I'm glad it's a help. It's always good to know that one's answers are helpful.


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