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    And there seemed to be nothing beyond

    Everyonegrumbled. The sky was grey.
    We had nothing to do and nothing to say.
    We were nearing the end of a dismal day,
    And there seemed to be nothing beyond,
    THEN
    Daddy fell into the pond!

    And everyone's face grew merry and bright,
    And Timothy danced for sheer delight.
    "Give me the camera, quick, oh quick!
    He's crawling out of the duckweed."
    Click!

    Then the gardener suddenly slapped his knee,
    And doubled up, shaking silently,
    And the ducks all quacked as if they were daft
    And it sounded as if the old drake laughed.
    O, there wasn't a thing that didn't respond
    WHEN
    Daddy fell into the pond!
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    Could anybody please explain what the following sentences mean?

    1.
    And there seemed to be nothing beyond,
    2. And Timothy danced for sheer delight.




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    Re: And there seemed to be nothing beyond

    1. And there seemed to be nothing beyond,

    There seemed to be nothing to look forward to after the end of the dismal day.

    2. And Timothy danced for sheer delight.

    Timothy danced because he was so surprised and delighted by Daddy's accident.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 23-Sep-2014 at 08:54. Reason: Fixing typo.

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    Re: And there seemed to be nothing beyond

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    1. And there seemed to be nothing beyond,

    There seemed to be nothing to look forward to after the end of the dismal day.

    2. And Timothy danced for sheer delight.

    Timothy danced because he was so surprised and delighted by Daddy's accident.
    1. I still don't understand the meaning of sentence 1.
    2. What is the meaning of 'sheer delight'?

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    Re: And there seemed to be nothing beyond

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    There seemed to be nothing to look forward to after the end of the dismal day.
    May I take it to mean 'There seemed to be nothing good to hope for after ...'?

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    Re: And there seemed to be nothing beyond

    Quote Originally Posted by Winwin2011 View Post
    2. What is the meaning of 'sheer delight'?
    http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/de.../english/sheer See the example under definition#1

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