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    Purposeless urgency

    Hi,

    I would like to ask somebody to help me with the bold text.

    Down corridors that vanished either way in darkness and length of perspective remoteness we linked ourselves in perambulations of purposeless urgency. Once he wrote that my step was excruciatingly deliberate. I replied that it was just such a step as fitted my then mood.

    Am I to understand that they were roaming the building with unnecessary haste?

    M.P.Shiel, Vaila, 1896


    Thank you

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    Re: Purposeless urgency

    Hi,

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnyxxx View Post

    Am I to understand that they were roaming the building with unnecessary haste?
    Yes. To me it implies that they are pacing nervously as if waiting for something to happen, almost to the fill time.
    Last edited by Eckaslike; 23-Aug-2015 at 16:31. Reason: Rethinking.

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