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    Meanings

    What is the meaning of the following four sentences?

    It is time we started.

    The doctor despaired of his recovery.

    I was thinking about how to circumvent him. (What is circumvent?)

    One day the boy his breakfast took, and ate it by a purling brook which through his mother's orchard ran.

    Could anyone explain me?

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    Re: Meanings

    1. It is time we started=We should start now.
    2. I'm not sure.
    3. I was thinking about how to circumvent him.=I was thinking about how to get around his influence-how i could do something he didn't want me to do.
    4. One day the boy his breakfast took, and ate it by a purling brook which through his mother's orchard ran.=The boy ate his breakfast one day by the brook which is partially in his mom's tree garden.
    Hope this helps!


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    Quote Originally Posted by rancher247 View Post
    1. It is time we started=We should start now.
    2. I'm not sure.
    3. I was thinking about how to circumvent him.=I was thinking about how to get around his influence-how i could do something he didn't want me to do.
    4. One day the boy his breakfast took, and ate it by a purling brook which through his mother's orchard ran.=The boy ate his breakfast one day by the brook which is partially in his mom's tree garden.
    Hope this helps!
    Thank you very much.
    But
    I don't understand 3rd and 4th sentence.
    In 3rd sentence, what `get around his influence means'?
    In 4th sentence, what brook means?

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    Re: Meanings

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    What is the meaning of the following four sentences?

    It is time we started.

    The doctor despaired of his recovery. The doctor felt that his recovery was unlikely

    I was thinking about how to circumvent him. (What is circumvent?) Get around

    One day the boy his breakfast took, and ate it by a purling brook which through his mother's orchard ran.

    This is poetry;

    One day the boy carried his breakfast to a small stream which ran through his mothers garden and ate it (his breakfast) there.

    Could anyone explain me?
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    Quote Originally Posted by curmudgeon View Post
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    Thank you curmudgeon,
    But,
    What is the meaning of `get around' there?
    And
    What is the meaning of `small stream'?

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    Re: Meanings

    "get around" is like if you know he doesn't want you to do something but you find a way to do it anyway without him knowing or being able to stop you

    a small stream would be a very very very small river


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    Re: Meanings

    Quote Originally Posted by rancher247 View Post
    "get around" is like if you know he doesn't want you to do something but you find a way to do it anyway without him knowing or being able to stop you

    a small stream would be a very very very small river
    Thank you very much. Rancher247

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