Results 1 to 2 of 2
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Japanese
      • Home Country:
      • Japan
      • Current Location:
      • Japan

    • Join Date: Apr 2010
    • Posts: 140
    • Post Thanks / Like

    the thrill is seeing how ...?

    Hello, teachers!

    I've found the following passage:

    I think about age the way younger people think about love. I haven't stopped thinking about love, but its mysteries no longer annoy me. I know a lot about love at my certain age. But age is still a mystery, so I think about it. I watch for its visible signs. Those are horrible in their gradualness and irreversibility, and I work hard at slowing their progress. I imagine a contest between my efforts and age's invasions. I know, of course, who the winner will be; the thrill of the contest is seeing how long I can delay its victory. The signs ...

    The bold-faced and colored sentence above really annoys me.
    Especially, what does the word "seeing" mean in this case?

    Thank you very much in advance for your help on this.


    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England

    • Join Date: Jun 2010
    • Posts: 21,211
    • Post Thanks / Like

    Re: the thrill is seeing how ...?

    It mean 'ascertaining' or 'finding out'.

    See definition 5 here.

Similar Threads

  1. thrill-followers
    By bieasy in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-Jan-2012, 15:59
  2. it gave her a thrill to feel....what does this "it" refer to?
    By optimistic pessimist in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-Sep-2011, 15:28
  3. For a faster thrill
    By angliholic in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 29-Nov-2007, 10:29
  4. The word 'thrill'
    By lihe06bbs in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 16-Jun-2006, 04:26


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts