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    Warmed

    Hello,

    What does the word warmed mean in the text below? To warm up (physically), or to get into the mood?

    Cosmo was the very tsar and maharajah of the Sybarites! the Priap of the détraqués! In every unexpected alcove of the Roman Villa was a couch, raised high, with necessary foot-stool, flanked and canopied with mirrors of clarified gold. Consumption fastened upon him; reclining at last at table, he could, till warmed, scarce lift the wine! his eyes were like two fat glow-worms, coiled together! they seemed haloed with vaporous emanations of phosphorus! Desperate, one could see, was the secret struggle with the Devourer. But to the end the princely smile persisted calm; to the end--to the last day--he continued among that comic crew unchallenged choragus of all the rites, I will not say of Paphos, but of Chemos! and Baal-Peor! Warmed, he did not refuse the revel, the dance, the darkened chamber. It was utterly black, rayless; approached by a secret passage; in shape circular; the air hot, haunted always by odours of balms, bdellium, hints of dulcimer and flute; and radiated round with a hundred thick-strewn ottomans of Morocco.

    M.P.Shiel, Xélucha, 1895

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    Re: Warmed

    I would have to guess the meaning from the context.

    What do you think it could mean?

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    Re: Warmed

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    I would have to guess the meaning from the context.

    What do you think it could mean?
    I am not sure, that´s why I am asking what it means.
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    Re: Warmed

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnyxxx View Post
    I am not sure, that´s why I am asking what it means.
    I'm not sure, either. When reading difficult texts like that, one often relies on guessing from context. I was trying to encourage you to share your own guesses.

    Maybe it means 'having eaten and/or drunk'.

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    Re: Warmed

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    Maybe it means 'having eaten and/or drunk'.
    Judging from the context, I'd say it means ​having eaten! Or having drunk!
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    Re: Warmed

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Judging from the context, I'd say it means ​having eaten! Or having drunk!
    That's what I meant. Was it not clear?

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    Re: Warmed

    I added the exclamation points the quoted text seemed to call for.
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    Re: Warmed

    I would go more for drunk than having eaten.

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