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  1. matilda
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    Talking 180-thanks to his air of guarded

    Hello all

    What does the following sentence mean? Especially the part in the parentheses.

    Sean Bean...is super-attractive,( thanks to his air of guarded )self-consciousness, as though this being-an-actor business were a bit like…


    Thanks all

    Matilda

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    Re: 180-thanks to his air of guarded

    He is "Super attractive, thanks to his air of guarded self-consciousness"

    He is attractive because he is self-conscious, but he trys not to be too self-conscious in his own mind.

    Another example:

    "After Italy scored the 4th penalty shot, there was an air of guarded optimism among the Italian fans in the stadium."

    An atmosphere of cautious optimism... from the Italian fans.

    Chris
    http://www.hearseesay.com

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