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    have no use for/shrouded in mysticism/to be taken in/hanging around/in the vicinity o

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I’m right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    1. Humanists have no use for the Christian view that the fetus has a soul, finding it a backward and unscientific idea, shrouded in mysticism.
    have no use for the Christian view = do not find application of the Christian view
    shrouded in mysticism = wrapped in mysticism

    2. I’m afraid we wont have much use for this design, it seems to be out of fashion.

    3. Perhaps she was being a complete fool helping Craig Grenfell, was she allowing herself tobe taken in by the first handsome man to come into her life?
    to be taken in = to be hoodwinked = to be misled

    4. They saw him hanging around the house and in the vicinity of the port before they lost all trace of him.
    hang around = spend time idly, loiter
    in the vicinity of = in the immediate proximity of

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.


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    Re: have no use for/shrouded in mysticism/to be taken in/hanging around/in the vicini

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether Iím right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    1. Humanists have no use for the Christian view that the fetus has a soul, finding it a backward and unscientific idea, shrouded in mysticism.
    have no use for the Christian view = do not find application of the Christian view
    shrouded in mysticism = wrapped in mysticism

    2. Iím afraid we wont have much use for this design, it seems to be out of fashion.

    3. Perhaps she was being a complete fool helping Craig Grenfell, was she allowing herself to be taken in by the first handsome man to come into her life?
    to be taken in = to be hoodwinked = to be misled

    4. They saw him hanging around the house and in the vicinity of the port before they lost all trace of him.
    hang around = spend time idly, loiter
    in the vicinity of = in the immediate proximity of

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    Yes, I read your interpretations of the expressions in bold as correct.


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