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    "HE WAS VERY EFFEMINATE. WHEN HE FIRST ARRIVED AT MGM, HE WOULD WEAR MAKEUP. HE WENT ONTO ONE SET JUST TO OBSERVE. AND HE WORE MORE MAKEUP THAN MOST OF THE ACTRESSES"

    What is the meaning of "observe" here?

    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: observe

    observe = to watch carefully the way something happens or the way someone does something, especially in order to learn more about it.

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    Re: observe

    So it means here "to repair his make up"? just the context is confusing.

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    Re: observe

    Quote Originally Posted by maiabulela View Post
    So it means here "to repair his make up"? just the context is confusing.
    No, he went to the set (a room) and watched (observed) the girls "doing" their makeup.

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    Re: observe

    Quote Originally Posted by maiabulela View Post
    "HE WAS VERY EFFEMINATE. WHEN HE FIRST ARRIVED AT MGM, HE WOULD WEAR MAKEUP. HE WENT ONTO ONE SET JUST TO OBSERVE. AND HE WORE MORE MAKEUP THAN MOST OF THE ACTRESSES"

    What is the meaning of "observe" here?

    Thanks a lot.
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Good afternoon, Maiabulela.

    I think that it means that the gentleman just visited a set to look around

    and to see what was happening -- not to shoot a scene with him in it.

    Have a nice day!

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    Re: observe

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Good afternoon, Maiabulela.

    I think that it means that the gentleman just visited a set to look around

    and to see what was happening -- not to shoot a scene with him in it.

    Have a nice day!
    Yes, if he visited the "set", then he was at the location where filming was being done, though he was not actually being filmed. He was just there to watch (to observe). The quote simply makes the point that, ironically, even though he was only there to observe, he was wearing more makeup than the people who were going to be filmed!

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    Re: observe

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Yes, if he visited the "set", then he was at the location where filming was being done, though he was not actually being filmed. He was just there to watch (to observe). The quote simply makes the point that, ironically, even though he was only there to observe, he was wearing more makeup than the people who were going to be filmed!
    I LOVE your thorough answers!!!

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