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    colour (v)

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to help to me to make a right choice of a interpretation of the verb colour in the sentence below?

    They seemed to have no sense of decency, these children; everything they said or did was coloured with an ugly vicious, as if their mind were forever rooting after filth.

    Here a few synonyms of the verb in question:

    colour = 1/ crayon, dye, paint, stain, tinge, tint 2/ blush, flush, redden 3/ affect, distort, exaggerate, falsify, pervert

    I give preference to affect, distort and pervert so I am in difficulties to make a suitable choice.

    V.
    Last edited by vil; 20-Aug-2011 at 10:41.

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    Re: colour (v)

    Your choice is correct, but the bolded phrase is ungrammatical.

    '. . .everything they said or did was coloured with an ugly viciousness' would make sense.

    Rover

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    Re: colour (v)

    Hi Rover KE,

    Thank you for your due emendation.

    V.

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