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    Nevinson denies you a glimpse of his face

    Hello again!

    From the bottom left of the composition, where the corpse in the foreground lies with the soles of his boots facing you, your eye moves diagonally upwards and to the right, to the second dead man, who has fallen forwards towards you, and you see the top of his dark head but Nevinson denies you a glimpse of his face.

    Does "Nevinson denies you a glimpse of his face" mean "Nevinson does not want to show you a glimpse of his face" or "Nevinson will not show you a glimpse of his face"?

    Thank you.

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    Re: Nevinson denies you a glimpse of his face

    I am not a teacher.

    It means 'Nevinson does not allow you to see his face', but we don't know why.

    You can interpret that as either of your two suggestions.

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    Re: Nevinson denies you a glimpse of his face

    He doesn't show you the face, but it's natural for us to want to see it.

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