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    I would like to know the meaning of "brushes my hair out of my eyes" in the next sentence.
    I'm 65 and my mother brushes my hair out of my eyes.

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    Re: out of

    Quote Originally Posted by wowenglish1 View Post
    I would like to know the meaning of "brushes my hair out of my eyes" in the next sentence.
    I'm 65 and my mother brushes my hair out of my eyes.
    When your "hair is in your eyes" you can't see properly because your hair is in front of your eyes...probably because your hair is too long.

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    Re: out of

    Quote Originally Posted by wowenglish1 View Post
    I would like to know the meaning of "brushes my hair out of my eyes" in the next sentence.
    I'm 65 and my mother brushes my hair out of my eyes.

    There's an intriguing sub-text to this passage. The passage says a lot about the writer's relationship with his or her mother. A mother would normally only brush the hair out of her child's eyes. This mother still does this to a 65 year old. Clearly she still regards the writer as a slightly helpless child and the writer resents this while still tolerating it.

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