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    Why did they ride thus??????? meaning

    Hi to all,

    Could u help me with this?

    They boasted that they would tear down the walls of Rome.

    Every man in Rome was a soldier, and the army which went out to fight the robbers was the finest in the world. No one staid at home with the women and children and boys.

    The watchman at the gate knew them, and shouted to them as they galloped in. Why did they ride thus?

    We had been caught in a trap. Then ten of us set spurs to our horses.

    All shook their heads and were very grave; for it seemed as if there was
    no hope.

    What do the word in bold mean?

    TIAFYH

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    Re: Why did they ride thus??????? meaning

    Quote Originally Posted by Mouse chuot View Post
    Hi to all,

    Could u help me with this?

    They boasted that they would tear down the walls of Rome.
    boast - Definition of boast verb (SPEAK PROUDLY) from Cambridge Dictionary Online: Free English Dictionary and Thesaurus

    Every man in Rome was a soldier, and the army which went out to fight the robbers was the finest in the world. No one stayed at home with the women and children and boys. All the soldiers left, the women and children were left alone.

    The watchman at the gate knew them, and shouted to them as they galloped in. Why did they ride thus? "Galloped" means rode their horses fast. "Why did they ride thus?" means why did they ride like that/in that way?

    We had been caught in a trap. Then ten of us set spurs to our horses.
    "Spurs" are metal things usually spiked in some way, that riders wear on their heels to dig into the flanks of their horses to urge them to run faster.
    All shook their heads and were very grave; for it seemed as if there was
    no hope. "Grave" here means serious/worried.

    What do the word in bold mean?

    TIAFYH
    Bhai.

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