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    What is the meaning of affluent language ?

    Dear all,

    What is the meaning of affluent language ?

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    Re: What is the meaning of affluent language ?

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    Dear all,

    What is the meaning of affluent language ?

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    That would depend - which you should know by now.

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    Re: What is the meaning of affluent language ?

    Can you give a prime example of a sentence that uses this phrase ?

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    Re: What is the meaning of affluent language ?

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    Can you give a prime example of a sentence that uses this phrase ?

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    No, I don't know what it means yet. Where did you find it? What is the context? Why are you assuming it means anything?

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    Re: What is the meaning of affluent language ?

    Dear Raymott,

    please see Robert Browning to Elizabeth Barrett, 10 January 1845
    paragraph 3, line 2

    After all, I need not give up the thought of doing that, too, in time; because even now, talking with whoever is worthy, I can give a reason for my faith in one and another excellence, the fresh strange music, the affluent language, the exquisite pathos and true new brave thought; but in this addressing myself to you---your own self, and for the first time, my feeling rises altogether.

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    Re: What is the meaning of affluent language ?

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    Dear Raymott,

    please see Robert Browning to Elizabeth Barrett, 10 January 1845
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    After all, I need not give up the thought of doing that, too, in time; because even now, talking with whoever is worthy, I can give a reason for my faith in one and another excellence, the fresh strange music, the affluent language, the exquisite pathos and true new brave thought; but in this addressing myself to you---your own self, and for the first time, my feeling rises altogether.

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    It means that he considers the language (English, as it happens) to be rich and abundant - in keeping with all the other things he mentions. He is a poet; he appreciates the richness of the language.

    af·flu·ent

       [af-loo-uhnt or, often, uh-floo-] Show IPA

    adjective1.having an abundance of wealth, property, or other materialgoods; prosperous; rich: an affluent person.

    2.abounding in anything; abundant.
    Affluent | Define Affluent at Dictionary.com

    Synonyms: adjective. rich - wealthy - opulent - abundant - copious - profuse





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    Re: What is the meaning of affluent language ?

    Duiter, can you see how helpful it would have been, and how much of Raymott's time would have been saved if you had given the context in post #1 rather than #5?

    Rover

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