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    Please explain the meaning of a deal soul

    Dear Teachers,
    There is this sentence:‘Talk about destiny, all those dreams, hopes and expectations were snatched away from her in an instant. Her smiles were frowns and her faith just crumbled, like a deal soul in a living, rather breathing body’ in this story Another man's folly. But I don’t kown the meaning of a deal soul,especilly ‘deal’. Is it a typo word?
    Please explain it, thanks.

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    Re: Please explain the meaning of a deal soul

    Quote Originally Posted by gonghoujun View Post
    Dear Teachers,
    There is this sentence:‘Talk about destiny, all those dreams, hopes and expectations were snatched away from her in an instant. Her smiles were frowns and her faith just crumbled, like a deal soul in a living, rather breathing body’ in this story Another man's folly. But I don’t kown the meaning of a deal soul,especilly ‘deal’. Is it a typo word?
    Please explain it, thanks.
    I suspect it's a typo, and the word should be "dead".

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    Re: Please explain the meaning of a deal soul

    Thank Teacher Emsr2d2 for your good reply!

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    Re: Please explain the meaning of a deal soul

    I'm so convinced it was a typo that my brain saw "dead" even though the word was "deal" -- it wasn't until I read your question and went back and re-read that I saw it was "deal."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Please explain the meaning of a deal soul

    hi,
    On another note, there is just one entry in the dictionary for deal as an adjective :

    deal adjective: made of fir or pine ("A plain deal table")

    Cheers

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    Re: Please explain the meaning of a deal soul

    Thank Teachers very much for your discussions for my quetion.

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    Re: Please explain the meaning of a deal soul

    Quote Originally Posted by Jaskin View Post
    hi,
    On another note, there is just one entry in the dictionary for deal as an adjective :

    deal adjective: made of fir or pine ("A plain deal table")

    Cheers
    Is this used in the UK? I've never seen it before.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Please explain the meaning of a deal soul

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Is this used in the UK? I've never seen it before.
    I haven't seen/heard it but then I'm not exactly up on my furniture-making jargon!

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