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    They go their ways

    Hi,

    I do not understand the sentence They go their ways in the context. Can anybody help me?

    He continued to stare at me. ‘You don’t have to go to sea for things like that,’ he went on. ‘And there’s no need to argue about it if you do. Still it wasn’t my place to interfere. They’ll find out all right – all in good time. They go their ways. And talking of that, now, have you ever heard say that there is less risk sitting in a railway carriage at sixty miles an hour than in laying alone, safe, as you might suppose, in your own bed? That’s true, too.’ He glanced round him. ‘You know where you are in a place like this, too. It’s
    solid, though —’ I couldn’t catch the words that followed, but they seemed to be uncomplimentary to things in general.

    Crewe, W. de la Mare, 1936

    Thanks a lot.
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    Re: They go their ways

    The expression You go your way, and I'll go mine means "follow your own judgment. I'll do this the way I want to; you do it the way you want to." I'm guessing the character means the people he's talking about do things the way they prefer, and he's not going to try to change them.
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