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    the usage of "inhabit"

    Hi all,

    technically, i've understood that "inhabit" means "to live in a place". But i have some trouble understanding the following examples with this approach.

    1) The Irish actor has been offered the opportunity to inhabit the role originally occupied by Arnold Schwarzenegger
    -> live in the role??

    2) Mindful of the tiny rectangle she would inhabit on Gilt Groupe, the designer discount Web site, Ms. Martines flashed a little personality as she moved in front of a softly illuminated white backdrop, to the sounds of Prince playing on Pandora.
    -> hm... even harder to understand. She would live in the tiny rectangle?

    is there any one who can explain the exact meaning of above examples?

    thanks

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    Re: the usage of "inhabit"

    Quote Originally Posted by soleiljy View Post
    Hi all,

    technically, i've understood that "inhabit" means "to live in a place". But i have some trouble understanding the following examples with this approach.

    1) The Irish actor has been offered the opportunity to inhabit the role originally occupied by Arnold Schwarzenegger
    -> live in the role??

    2) Mindful of the tiny rectangle she would inhabit on Gilt Groupe, the designer discount Web site, Ms. Martines flashed a little personality as she moved in front of a softly illuminated white backdrop, to the sounds of Prince playing on Pandora.
    -> hm... even harder to understand. She would live in the tiny rectangle?

    is there any one who can explain the exact meaning of above examples?

    thanks
    1) "Inhabit the role" is an exaggerated and ridiculous way of saying "play the role"
    2) I have no idea.

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    #3

    Re: the usage of "inhabit"

    #2 sounds like a fashion model against a backdrop. This is the space she will inhabit, professionally.

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    #4

    Re: the usage of "inhabit"

    And it's a tiny rectangle because it's a web-site.

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