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    With an unsteady aim

    Hello, what does the writer want to mean here by saying "with an unsteady aim"? Is it like doing smth. unintentionally?

    With an unsteady aim the huntsman pointed the
    lance at them as the lanky creature climbed up.

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    Re: With an unsteady aim

    Quote Originally Posted by ovvpapatya View Post
    Hello, what does the writer want to mean here by saying "with an unsteady aim"? Is it like doing smth. unintentionally?

    With an unsteady aim the huntsman pointed the
    lance at them as the lanky creature climbed up.
    Not really. But a lance is a heavy weapon, and a weak knight (is it don Quijote?) would hold it in a 'wobbly' way - with the result that from time to time it pointed in directions that he hadn't planned. In the holder's mind the aim would be unwavering. But - to quote a common source of quotations (the King James Bible) - 'the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak'.

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    Re: With an unsteady aim

    thank you :)

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