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    #1

    made me the victim of not a few veteran bores.

    He didn't say any more, but we've always been unusually communicative in a reserved way, and I understood that he meant a great deal more than that. In consequence, I'm inclined to reserve all judgments, a habit that has opened up many curious natures to me and also made me the victim of not a few veteran bores.
    Source: The Great Gatsby http://www.publicbookshelf.com/ficti...ger-vulnerable

    Hello friends,
    I sort of can not paraphrase the blue part. This is my paraphrase:
    I will keep these judgements in my mind because this has created me a lot of good characteristics and also
    made me ........ [I couldn't paraphrase the rest]


    Would you please help me on that?

    Thank you

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    Re: made me the victim of not a few veteran bores.

    By reserving judgment, he has been able to converse with some truly interesting people, but also has found himself engaged with some dull, tedious and unpleasant people.

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