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    Graham Swift/ Waterland

    Hello,

    could someone translate the followings lines (an extract from Waterland) into plain English?

    Once,before she became a lady of the town and all the other, more remarkable apparitions that fate would turn her into, she downed many a cheery draught with - her Darling husband. But now, though it has been pushed at times hopefully before her, not a drop will pass her lips. No match, perhaps for those raging inner fires.


    all the other towns ?

    Thanks!

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    Re: Graham Swift/ Waterland

    She often used to enjoy a drink with her husband before she became an important woman in the town. Now she never drinks (alcohol) when it is offered.

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    Re: Graham Swift/ Waterland

    Thanks for answering

    I understood that, more specifically I wanted to be sure about:

    ....
    and all the other, more remarkable apparitions that fate would turn her into

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