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    Question A line in Bram Stoker's Dracula

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    "The last I saw of Count Dracula was his kissing his hand to me, with a red light of triumph in his eyes"

    Could someone explain what "kissing his hand to me" means?

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    Re: A line in Bram Stoker's Dracula

    Maybe he was blowing a kiss to that person.

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    Re: A line in Bram Stoker's Dracula

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    Maybe he was blowing a kiss to that person.
    Thanks!
    Yes, it got translated in the hungarian edition as blowing a kiss too, but I couldn't Google another instance of somebody phrasing it like that and it also felt very out of place from the formal, gentleman-like way Dracula treated his guest, so I had my doubts about him suddenly blowing kisses.

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    Re: A line in Bram Stoker's Dracula

    Nowadays people are more likely to blow a kiss directly without the hand touching their lips. I imagine that he kissed his hand and waved it at the person.

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