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    exclaim [excitement, confusion or anger]

    "Thatís not a dent in his armor, dear, itís a hole!Ē she exclaimed". It is clear that "she is shouting" but it is also clear that it is not merely "to shout".
    I would like to ask you what "exclaimed" implies in this sentence ?-Excitement, confusion, or furry?


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    Re: exclaim [excitement, confusion or furry]

    Are you sure you mean "furry"? That's an adjective to describe something that's covered in fur.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: exclaim [excitement, confusion or furry]

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Are you sure you mean "furry"? That's an adjective to describe something that's covered in fur.
    Sorry, it seems I expressed it incorrectly. It is noun form of "angry" so can it be "angriness" ?

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    Re: exclaim [excitement, confusion or furry]

    You probably mean fury.

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    Re: exclaim [excitement, confusion or furry]

    You were looking for the word fury, which means "anger". To exclaim is to speak forcefully. It's less forceful than shouting but more so than just speaking.
    Last edited by GoesStation; 26-Feb-2017 at 23:16. Reason: To delete a stray line break.
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    Re: exclaim [excitement, confusion or furry]

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    You were looking for the word fury, which means "anger". To exclaim is to speak forcefully. It's less forceful than shouting but more so than just speaking.
    Does "to exclaim" refer to "confusion", "anger" or "excitement" by implication? Or which of them in the link?

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    Re: exclaim [excitement, confusion or furry]

    It doesn't "refer to" those emotions, but anything that tends to make you raise your voice could provoke an exclamation.
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