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    feels sadly but necessarily unrequited, either

    Does "feels sadly but necessarily unrequited, either" mean "(the objectophile's love) feels sad, and certainly the objectophile's love will also get no return"?

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    Don't assume that the objectophile's love for that new iPhone feels sadly but necessarily unrequited, either. Bering notes that such people may have a neurological condition called object personification synesthesia, “which causes them to perceive personalities and emotions, including sexual desires, in inanimate objects.” Before you borrow that smartphone, you might want to ask where it's been.

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    Re: feels sadly but necessarily unrequited, either

    No. The whole paragraph tells you not to assume that.
    “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.”

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    Re: feels sadly but necessarily unrequited, either

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    No. The whole paragraph tells you not to assume that.
    Got it.
    The assumption is that the love"feels sadly unrequited -yet necessarily unrequited". The author tells us not to take the assumption.

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    Re: feels sadly but necessarily unrequited, either

    Don't MAKE the assumption.

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