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    #1

    look utterly spent

    Dear teachers,

    I'm having a difficulty grabbing the meaning of this highlighted phrase:

    He could not get up. His ribs were showing and he looked utterly spent.

    I'll be very thankful if you want to help me. :)

    A bunch of thanks,

    selviya87

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    Re: look utterly spent

    Quote Originally Posted by Selviya87 View Post
    Dear teachers,

    I'm having a difficulty grabbing the meaning of this highlighted phrase:

    He could not get up. His ribs were showing and he looked utterly spent.

    I'll be very thankful if you want to help me. :)

    A bunch of thanks,

    selviya87
    You didn't highlight a specific phrase in that sentence, but given the title of your thread, I assume you want to know what "to look utterly spent" means.

    In this context it means that he had the appearance of someone who was completely exhausted.

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    #3

    Re: look utterly spent

    Oops, I'm sorry for the mis-highlight :)
    Thanks a lot for your help, emsr2d2.

    Regards,

    Selviya

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    #4

    Re: look utterly spent

    I'm having a difficulty grabbing grasping the meaning of this highlighted phrase:
    Rover
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 19-Sep-2011 at 09:04.

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