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    #1

    height again

    Please, help me with the meaning of the following sentence:

    Despite his height of six foot two, he fell short of filling the space his physical body took up.

    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: height again

    Quote Originally Posted by blueeye View Post
    Please, help me with the meaning of the following sentence:

    Despite his height of six foot two, he fell short of filling the space his physical body took up.

    Thanks.
    It means that his lack of "presence", his reticent personality, made him appear smaller than his actual physical size.

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    Re: height again

    I guess it could be understood even you think about it in your native language if he was depicted more. I mean something like this;

    He is six foot ten, and a muscly man yet he's the first one to flee when he comes across even a slightest risk of danger.

    I don't think that a man who is six foot two(~1,85) looks scary enough just because of his height. This is why in my example it is six foot ten.

    P.S.:Elephant-mouse stories would be very depictive for your question.
    Last edited by euncu; 15-Jan-2010 at 17:55. Reason: adding P.S.

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    #4

    Re: height again

    Sağol.


    Quote Originally Posted by euncu View Post
    I guess it could be understood even you think about it in your native language if he was depicted more. I mean something like this;

    He is six foot ten, and a muscly man yet he's the first one to flee when he comes across even a slightest risk of danger.

    I don't think that a man who is six foot two(~1,85) looks scary enough just because of his height. This is why in my example it is six foot ten.

    P.S.:Elephant-mouse stories would be very depictive for your question.

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    #5

    Re: height again

    Quote Originally Posted by blueeye View Post
    Sağol.
    I wish I'd speak in Serbian to say;You're welcome. But after googling I can say;
    Nema na čemu (нема на чему).

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    #6

    Re: height again

    Quote Originally Posted by euncu View Post
    I wish I'd speak in Serbian to say;You're welcome. But after googling I can say;
    Nema na čemu (нема на чему).
    NAMASTE

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