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    A shudder of surprise shot through him.

    I would like to ask what "a shudder of surprise shot through him" mean ? Would you like to expand it?

    Source:http://www.wordwebonline.com/en/SHUDDER

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    Re: A shudder of surprise shot through him.

    Quote Originally Posted by hhtt21 View Post
    I would like to ask what "a shudder of surprise shot through him" means. Would you like to expand on it?

    Source:http://www.wordwebonline.com/en/SHUDDER

    Thank you.
    Which specific parts are confusing you?

    Note my corrections above. Your sentence starting with "I would like to ask ..." is not a question so shouldn't finish with a question mark. You needed "means" not "mean".

    What does XXX mean?
    I want to ask you what XXX means.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: A shudder of surprise shot through him.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Which specific parts are confusing you?

    Note my corrections above. Your sentence starting with "I would like to ask ..." is not a question so shouldn't finish with a question mark. You needed "means" not "mean".

    What does XXX mean?
    I want to ask you what XXX means.

    Should I also add you there? I am asking the meaning of the sentence.

    Thank you.

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    Re: A shudder of surprise shot through him.

    No, you don't have to add "you". I chose to.

    I know you're asking about the meaning of the sentence. That was clear from post #1. I am trying to ascertain if there are particular words or strings of words you're having trouble with. Do you know what a shudder is? Do you know what surprise is? Do you understand how something (like an emotion) can "shoot through" someone.

    (Cross-posted with GoesStation who has, luckily for you, just given you the answer.)
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    Re: A shudder of surprise shot through him.

    Quote Originally Posted by hhtt21 View Post
    I would like to ask what "a shudder of surprise shot through him" mean ? Would you like to expand it?

    Source:http://www.wordwebonline.com/en/SHUDDER

    Thank you.
    Quote Originally Posted by hhtt21 View Post
    Should I also add you there? I am asking the meaning of the sentence.
    He was so surprised that he shook.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: A shudder of surprise shot through him.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    No, you don't have to add "you". I chose to.

    I know you're asking about the meaning of the sentence. That was clear from post #1. I am trying to ascertain if there are particular words or strings of words you're having trouble with. Do you know what a shudder is? Do you know what surprise is? Do you understand how something (like an emotion) can "shoot through" someone.

    (Cross-posted with GoesStation who has, luckily for you, just given you the answer.)
    shudder: An almost pleasurable sensation. This does not make more sense to me. Is it also "a little pleasurable feeling" ? I do not know how something can shoot through someone so would you like to explain how something can shoot through someone?

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    Re: A shudder of surprise shot through him.

    A shudder is usually not pleasurable. Shoot through means to pass through rapidly.
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    Re: A shudder of surprise shot through him.

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Shoot through means to pass through rapidly.
    But here these words should all be figurative and expression should mean "live in the brain or experience something."

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    Re: A shudder of surprise shot through him.

    It has nothing to do with anything living or being in the brain. What made you think that?
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    Re: A shudder of surprise shot through him.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    It has nothing to do with anything living or being in the brain. What made you think that?
    Because passing through is a physical situation but here nothing pass through person but the person feel it.

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