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    Emma By Jane Austen - Another Question From Chapter One_Part 5

    Mr. Knightley shook his head at her.

    Does it mean that Mr. Knightley shook his head to show his sorrow or disagreement?

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    Re: Emma By Jane Austen - Another Question From Chapter One_Part 5

    It depends on the context.

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    Re: Emma By Jane Austen - Another Question From Chapter One_Part 5

    The real context is this:


    "And you have forgotten one matter of joy to me," said Emma, "and a very considerable one—that I made the match myself. I made the match, you know, four years ago; and to have it take place, and be proved in the right, when so many people said Mr. Weston would never marry again, may comfort me for any thing."
    Mr. Knightley shook his head at her. Her father fondly replied, "Ah! my dear, I wish you would not make matches and foretel things, for whatever you say always comes to pass. Pray do not make any more matches."

    What is your impression about the underlined sentence ?
    I think it means "shame of you Emma"
    Last edited by Oliver_Twist; 14-Jul-2012 at 21:46. Reason: some mistakes

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