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    #1

    Problem

    Please tell me the meaning of the following expressions,giving especial attention to the words in inverted commas.

    I)Norma almost "hung up but restrained herself". She cleared her throat.

    II) "Now you are loading things."

    III) As she "hung up" she remembered Arthur's life insurance policy for $25000 with double indemnity.

    IV) To feel unreal.

    I have taken this text from Richard Matheson's short story "Button Button"

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    shaukat mahmood.


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    Re: Problem

    Double indemnity clauses are found most often in life insurance policies. In the case of the accidental death of the insured, the insurance company will pay the beneficiary of the policy twice its face value. http://www.answers.com/topic/double-indemnity

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    Re: Problem

    Quote Originally Posted by shaukat mahmood View Post
    Please tell me the meaning of the following expressions,giving especial attention to the words in inverted commas.
    I)Norma almost "hung up but restrained herself". She cleared her throat.
    II) "Now you are loading things."
    III) As she "hung up" she remembered Arthur's life insurance policy for $25000 with double indemnity.
    IV) To feel unreal.
    I have taken this text from Richard Matheson's short story "Button Button"
    Regards.
    shaukat mahmood.

    I - "hung up but restrained herself" - Norma is talking to someone on phone
    and wanted to hang up (disconnect, end the conversation), but
    restrained (controlled) herself, and did not do so.

    III - As she disconnected the phone, or ended her conversation, she
    remembered Arthur's life insurance policy.

    IV - To feel that this is not really happening, or as if in a dream.

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    Re: Problem

    You have included almost no context, which makes figuring out such things especially difficult. However, "she almost hung up but restrained herself" means that she considered hanging up but decided not to.


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