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    meaning of twice over

    What does this sentence mean?

    She was my keeper twice overóas don and as Momís eyes and ears.

    Thanks :)

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    Re: meaning of twice over

    When you say something happens twice over, three times over and so on, you are referring to the number of times it happens and emphasizing that it happens more than once.

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    Re: meaning of twice over

    Quote Originally Posted by shinem View Post
    What does this sentence mean?

    She was my keeper twice overóas don and as Momís eyes and ears.

    Thanks :)
    In this context, I think it is to do with the fact that "she" is the writer's keeper "in two ways", not a specific number of times. She is the writer's keeper in two ways: 1) as don and 2) as Mom's eyes and ears.

    Without context, I have no idea quite what that means but I think that's the gist of "twice over" here.

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    Re: meaning of twice over

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    In this context, I think it is to do with the fact that "she" is the writer's keeper "in two ways", not a specific number of times. She is the writer's keeper in two ways: 1) as don and 2) as Mom's eyes and ears.

    Without context, I have no idea quite what that means but I think that's the gist of "twice over" here.
    I agree with you. In this context she's talking about being both her dad and mom. Thank you both :)

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