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    nodded acknowledgement

    Hello everyone

    I'd like to ask what "nodded acknowledgement" means in the following context:

    We had parted from (but were still in sight of) our delightful newfound friends when a solitary male figure coming down the slope caught our attention. “That looks like St. Germain,” said my friend; leaving me blank, since I had never seen his picture. The man clad in a simple light-purple robe stopped, smiled, and nodded acknowledgement, hands together.

    Does it mean he nodded to show that he noticed them?


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    Re: nodded acknowledgement

    Quote Originally Posted by KLPNO View Post
    Hello everyone

    I'd like to ask what "nodded acknowledgement" means in the following context:

    We had parted from (but were still in sight of) our delightful newfound friends when a solitary male figure coming down the slope caught our attention. “That looks like St. Germain,” said my friend; leaving me blank, since I had never seen his picture. The man clad in a simple light-purple robe stopped, smiled, and nodded acknowledgement, hands together.

    Does it mean he nodded to show that he noticed them?
    Yes, I think it means that.

    It signifies that the man's gesture had the meaning of a greeting gesture: "I acknowledge your presence and I greet you."


    "acknowledgment" is spelled wrong both times, if that matters to you.

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    Re: nodded acknowledgement

    Quote Originally Posted by Ann1977 View Post
    Yes, I think it means that.

    It signifies that the man's gesture had the meaning of a greeting gesture: "I acknowledge your presence and I greet you."


    "acknowledgment" is spelled wrong both times, if that matters to you.
    Thank you very much, Ann!
    And thank you for bringing my attention to the spelling error!

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