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  1. vaibhavmaskar
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    phrase meaning

    Ceron:The riddle-singing sphinx compelled us to look at what lay at hand, forgetting things unseen. (oedipus rex, translator-J E Thomas)

    "Forgetting things unseen" -meaning of this pthrase?
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    Re: phrase meaning

    Please tell us the source of the quotation, which contains several mistakes.

  2. vaibhavmaskar
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    Re: phrase meaning

    Thanks,
    I have just edited my post. Pl. reply.

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    Rover asked you for the source of the qutation, vaibhavmaskar. Instead you corrected your mistakes, which makes his comment now seem very strange. It would have been more helpful if you submitted your corrected version in a new post - and mentioned that it was a quotation from the J E Thomas translation.
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    Re: phrase meaning

    Quote Originally Posted by vaibhavmaskar View Post
    Ceron:The riddle-singing sphinx compelled us to look at what lay at hand, forgetting things unseen. (oedipus rex, translator-J E Thomas)

    "Forgetting things unseen" -meaning of this pthrase?
    They were told to pay attention to things they could see (what lay at hand) and ignore things they couldn't see (things unseen).

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