Student or Learner
A woman was talking to an owner of a liquor store. He told her that she should buy this sherry because he knows that Canon Thorby likes it. He wanted her to try it.
The narrator wrote:
He brought out the archaic phrase with no diminution
of his dignity.
‘This,’ he said, taking up a decanter of a pale, almostyou sure that you would not like to make its acquaintance?’
straw-coloured liquid, ‘is Canon Thorby’s favourite. Are
--- Does "bring out" here mean that he just "said" the archaic phrase with no diminution of his dignity?
I understand that this archaic phrase is: "to make its acquaintance"?
OK, I understand that. You're probably referring to "make its acquaintance".
And probably this is that "archaic phrase" of which the narrator is talking about.
However the part:He brought out the archaic phrase with no diminution
of his dignity, means that He "said" that archaic phrase and that it in no way harmed his dignity, is that right?