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    crumpled in on herself

    Hi

    I have 2 questions from you.


    ...and it was like she’d fallen down a hole and crumpled in on herself, her bleeding heart torn open for all to see.

    First what crumpled in on herself means?

    and next what open for all to see means?

    Thanks

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    Re: crumpled in on herself

    Please quote the source of that text.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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    #3

    Re: crumpled in on herself

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Please quote the source of that text.
    It is from a novel and th full paragraph is:

    It takes June a half hour to finally fall back asleep, loaded up on whatever drugs a Colonies nurse injected into her arm. She’d been sobbing over her brother again, and it was like she’d fallen down a hole and crumpled in on herself, her bleeding heart torn open for all to see.

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    Re: crumpled in on herself

    It takes June a half hour to finally fall back asleep, loaded up on whatever drugs a Colonies nurse injected into her arm. She’d been sobbing over her brother again, and it was like she’d fallen down a hole and crumpled in on herself, her bleeding heart torn open for all to see.

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    Re: crumpled in on herself

    Quote Originally Posted by arashrad View Post
    It is from a novel
    That's not what we mean when we ask you to quote the source of a text. Please give us the title of the novel and the name of the author.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: crumpled in on herself

    I imagine that June was in what in what is called the fetal position. She was rolled up into a ball. The part about her heart is, of course, not meant literally.

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    Re: crumpled in on herself

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    That's not what we mean when we ask you to quote the source of a text. Please give us the title of the novel and the name of the author.
    The name of the novel is legend by
    Marie Lu

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    Quote Originally Posted by arashrad View Post
    The name of the novel is Legend by Marie Lu.
    Thank you. In future, please give these details in post #1 if you quote someone else's work.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #9

    Re: crumpled in on herself

    Corrections.
    Quote Originally Posted by arashrad View Post

    I have 2 two questions from for you.

    ...and it was like she’d fallen down a hole and crumpled in on herself, her bleeding heart torn open for all to see.

    First what crumpled in on herself means?

    First, what does 'crumpled in on herself' mean?

    and next what open for all to see means?


    and Next, what does 'open for all to see' mean?
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    Re: crumpled in on herself

    You didn't answer my question !!!

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