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    The meaning of “leave nothing unchanged”

    Hello, there, Could you kindly explain the meaning of "with nothing unchanged" for me please? I came across the expression in a book by Jonathan Sacks (The Great Partnership: God, Science and the Search for Meaning),and I don't have the book now so I can't quote the sentence by the author, but before asking for your help here, I tried to find the answer on the web but still feel uncertain, here is a sentence I found on the web containing the same phrase: "A strange houseguest in the Swann mansion picks up a thread long lost in the past, and a plot unfolds, that will shatter the lifes of many, and leave nothing unchanged in its wake. " (https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3092121/1/Gloved). Does that mean "with everything changed"? Besides, Does "leave nothing unsaid" means "with everything said"? Thanking for reading my post.

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    Re: The meaning of “leave nothing unchanged”

    Quote Originally Posted by guzhao67 View Post
    I came across the expression in a book by Jonathan Sacks (The Great Partnership: God, Science and the Search for Meaning),and

    I don't have the book now so I can't quote the sentence by the author, but before asking for your help here, I tried to find the answer on the web but still feel uncertain,

    here is a sentence I found on the web containing the same phrase: "A strange houseguest in the Swann mansion picks up a thread long lost in the past, and a plot unfolds, that will shatter the lifes of many, and leave nothing unchanged in its wake. "
    That's a rather rambling sentence, and it has a couple of comma splices. Try rewriting as three sentences. I have broken it up at appropriate places.

    Do not leave a space before a comma or closing quotation marks.

    (https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3092121/1/Gloved). Does that mean "with everything changed"? Besides, Does "leave nothing unsaid" means "with everything said"? Thanking for reading my post.
    Yes to both questions.

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