Would you tell me your opinion concerning the interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences? Would you also tell me whether the mentioned below expression ar common in your area as well as which is preferable to you?
Still England has been some weeks in the dismal strait of having no pilot….to weather the storm; and the marvelous part of the matter is that England has not appeared to care very much about it…. (Ch. Dickens, “Bleak House”)
How beautiful is the love that has weathered the storms of life! (J. K. Jerome, “Passing of the Third Floor Back”)
His mind was not easy. He felt as though thunder was piling up somewhere and was not quite sure whether he was fated to feel or to ride the storm. (D. I. Sayers, “Murder Must Advertise”)
weather the storm = ride the storm = stand, surmount difficulties
Thanks for your efforts.
Last edited by vil; 09-Jan-2011 at 16:23.
To come safely through a difficult period.