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    bestride a room

    What does bestride a room mean in Brau was bestriding the grimy room?


    https://books.google.com.tr/books?id...%20man&f=false by John Le Carre.

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    Re: bestride a room

    Without reading the piece, the link doesn't work, it doesn't make a lot of sense to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Without reading the piece, the link doesn't work, it doesn't make a lot of sense to me.
    I made a mistake putting a quotation mark beside the link. Now it works.

    Thank you.

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    Re: bestride a room

    The link worked for me, but I've never heard 'bestride' used like that.

    My first guess was that it meant something like 'pacing', which is supported by the third entry here, although it's listed as archaic. I suppose the second entry sort of works.
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    Re: bestride a room

    Quote Originally Posted by Skrej View Post
    The link worked for me, but I've never heard 'bestride' used like that.

    My first guess was that it meant something like 'pacing', which is supported by the third entry here, although it's listed as archaic. I suppose the second entry sort of works.
    I heard that Le Carre's style reflects his time he is now more than 80 years old.

    Thank you.

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    Re: bestride a room

    Quote Originally Posted by hhtt21 View Post
    I heard that Le Carre's style reflects his time. He is now more than 80 years old.
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