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Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?
She insisted upon Rebecca accepting the white carnelian and the turquoise rings, and a sweet sprigged muslin, which was too small for her now, though it would fit her friend to a nicety; and she determined in her heart to ask her mother's permission to present her white Cashmere shawl to her friend. Could she not spare it?
Could she not spare it? = Could she not do without it?
Thanks for your efforts.
Last edited by vil; 01-Aug-2010 at 09:38.
Yes. You're right, Vil.