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    #1

    vainly

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to give me your considered opinion concerning the interpretation of the adverb in bold in the following sentence?

    No more can I turn the leaves of this dear book that I loved, and vainly hope in time to read it all.

    vainly = over winningly = overly convinced of one's own superiority and importance

    V.


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    Re: vainly

    To get the meaning, "selfishly" might be substituted for "vainly"

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