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    Meaning of a few phrases

    I came across a few expressions from a book but I didn't quite understand their meaning, so I'd like to ask for your help.

    "That he could do all three suggests an oxlike physical structure."
    Does it mean that his physical structure is as strong as an ox?

    "I was born for successes in journalism, for the daily renown, the literature of abundance."
    Does "the literature of abundance" mean the kind of literature that has a very wide readership?

    The expressions appear in "Edmund Wilson: Nineteenth Century Man" in the book below:

    https://books.google.com.hk/books?id...%20all&f=false

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    Re: Meaning of a few phrases

    Quote Originally Posted by wlee1205 View Post
    "That he could do all three suggests an oxlike physical structure."
    Does it mean that his physical structure is as strong as an ox? Yes.

    "I was born for successes in journalism, for the daily renown, the literature of abundance."
    Does "the literature of abundance" mean the kind of literature that has a very wide readership? Maybe. It's not clear to me.
    See above.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 17-Aug-2017 at 22:22. Reason: Enlarging font.
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