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    What does the bold part mean?

    Hi,

    Would you mind telling me what the bold part means in this sentence?


    Queenie begs to taste, and now and again my friend sneaks her a mite, though insisting we deprive outselves.


    Thanks a lot

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    Re: What does the bold part mean?

    You get a clue if you read on a bit: "Queenie begs to taste, and now and again my friend sneaks her a mite, though insisting we deprive ourselves. "We mustn't, Buddy. If we start, we won't stop. And there's scarcely enough as there is."

    He is insisting that, in giving the dog a tiny piece of food, we are preventing ourselves from having something that is important to us.

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    Re: What does the bold part mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    Hi,

    Would you mind telling me what the bold part means in this sentence?


    Queenie begs to taste, and now and again my friend sneaks her a mite, though insisting we deprive ourselves.


    Thanks a lot
    Sometimes, the friend secretly gives a small amount of food to Queenie, but insists that you and he should deprive yourselves of food..

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