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    for no one was ever for a second taken in

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to give me a leg up with the interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    Much rather would she have been one of those people like Richard who did things for themselves, whereas, she thought, waiting to cross, half the time she did things not simply, not for themselves; but to make people think this or that; perfect idiocy she knew (and now the policeman held up his hand) for no one was ever for a second taken in.

    take in = understand ...... (?)

    Thanks for your efforts.



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    Re: for no one was ever for a second taken in

    taken in = deceived, fooled, etc.


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