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    an extinct volcano

    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    I could have mentioned it to the old King, but what would be the use?...he was an extinct volcano. (M. Twain, “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court” )

    an extinct volcano = a person who has lost his energy

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V

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    Re: an extinct volcano

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    I could have mentioned it to the old King, but what would be the use?...he was an extinct volcano. (M. Twain, “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court” )

    an extinct volcano = a person who has lost his energy

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V
    Not a teacher :

    I would say : a person who has lost his power.

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