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    enhanced by the glowing orange light

    What do you think "highlight" and "enhance" here each mean? The latter doesn't seem proper in this context.
    41)Imagine for a moment a group of cave peoplehighlighted in firelight, watching a woman scratch images onto a cave wall. When she finishes, the woman joins her friends around the fire and begins to tell an amazing story, her face enhanced by the glowing orange light as she gestures at her artwork. Her audience smiles and nods, their eyes wide and curious. They are inspired by the woman’s words and pictures. And the woman, encouraged by their responses,

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    Re: enhanced by the glowing orange light

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    What do you think "highlight" and "enhance" here each mean? The latter doesn't seem proper in this context.
    41)Imagine for a moment a group of cave peoplehighlighted in firelight, watching a woman scratch images onto a cave wall. When she finishes, the woman joins her friends around the fire and begins to tell an amazing story, her face enhanced by the glowing orange light as she gestures at her artwork. Her audience smiles and nods, their eyes wide and curious. They are inspired by the woman’s words and pictures. And the woman, encouraged by their responses,
    I wouldn't use either of those words. You can always find examples of less-than-perfect writing. In this case, I think that, although the choice of words is not optimal, they are understandable without further comment.

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