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    read up/ fancy/ in an unthinking moment/ indolently

    Dear teachers,

    Would you share with me your opinion concerning the interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    I remember going to the British Museum one day to read up the treatment for some slight ailment of which I had a touch — hay fever, I fancy it was. I got down the book, and read all I came to read; and then, in an unthinking moment, I idly turned the leaves, and began to indolently study diseases, generally..

    read up = study or learn by reading, study specially, inquire further into

    fancy = guess

    in an unthinking moment = involuntarily, without a second thought, as a matter of course

    indolently = without showing an interest in

    Thank you for your efforts.

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    V

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    Re: read up/ fancy/ in an unthinking moment/ indolently

    I think that indolently means studying without much application or dedication rather than a lack of interest here.

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