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    He settled in to read Edmund Wilson

    In a dictionary, it says:

    quality
    adj.
    Having a high degree of excellence:
    “He settled in to read Edmund Wilson...It was quality time”(Margaret Truman)

    http://www.chinabaike.com/english/en/685722.html
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    Does it mean 'He settled in (his seat) to read Edmund Wilson...'?

    (update)
    Maybe this:
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    settle in
    [INTRANSITIVE] to make yourself comfortable in a place because you are going to stay there for a long time

    settle in for
    : We found our seats and settled in for the journey.

    http://www.macmillandictionary.com/d...tish/settle-in

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    Re: He settled in to read Edmund Wilson

    Quote Originally Posted by kadioguy View Post
    settle in
    [INTRANSITIVE] to make yourself comfortable in a place because you are going to stay there for a long time
    Yes, that's what it means. In the context of reading a book it might not necessarily be for a long time, but certainly for a reasonable length of time.
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