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    Difficult sentence

    Hi every one
    please in this sentence from harry potter 5 book :"please in this sentence from harry potter 5 book :"the inhabitants of Privet Drive had retreated into the shade of their cool houses, windows thrown wide in the hope of tempting in a nonexistent breeze"

    I don't understand the meaning thrown wide (the meaning of thrown is propel (something) with force through the air by a movement of the arm and hand.)
    Thank you.

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    Re: Difficult sentence

    "Thrown wide" means opened wide. I find the second use of the word "in" to be incorrect.

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    Re: Difficult sentence

    It sounds OK to me: '...in the hope of tempting a breeze to come in'.

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    adelenglish, please note that a better title would have been Thrown wide.

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    Re: Difficult sentence

    Hi thank you.

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    Re: Difficult sentence

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