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    blwings is offline Newbie
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    meaning of "in this"

    "As I grew from a toddler to a young child, I rarely saw my father: we lived in the farmhouse at Bandekow, while Hermann lived 1,000 kilometres away in the Bavarian town of Ansbach. Perhaps outwardly there was nothing very strange in a married woman living alone with her children and mother. In this our family was typical of the now-dissolved German nation in the immediate months after the war: most adult men – even the very young and the elderly – had been drafted into military service and were now either dead, missing or held in prisoner of war camps across Europe. Germany was a country – more accurately, a former country – of women and children."

    I wonder if I could understand bolded 'in this' as 'in this regard'.
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    Re: meaning of "in this"

    As ever, we need to know the source and author of the quoted text.

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    Re: meaning of "in this"

    And please make sure you always post in the default font and font size. I have edited post #1 for you.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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