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  1. Cap1034
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    What does this "as" mean?

    This is from the first sentence of the Faulkner classic.
    Last edited by Cap1034; 21-Feb-2014 at 19:12.

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    Re: What does this "as" mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesmorgan View Post
    ... which (as the sun shone fuller and fuller on that side of the house) became latticed with yellow slashes full of dust motes which Quentin thought of as being flecks of the dead old dried paint itself blown inward from the scaling blinds as wind might have blown them.

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    This is from the first sentence of the Faulkner classic.
    "in the way that wind might have blown them"

  3. Cap1034
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    Re: What does this "as" mean?

    So it is like "as if?"
    The wind didn't actually blow into the room? It's just that the dust flowed in as if the wind had blown into the room?

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    Re: What does this "as" mean?

    Yes, but more than that. As bhai said, in the way that.... (But it's rare for people to bother to be that precise nowadays, so for the modern reader 'as if' is close enough )

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