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    of mere outlook

    From Joseph Conrad's The Tale

    What does the phrase of mere outlook mean below?

    All the time the Northman was speaking the Commanding Officer had been aware of an inward voice, a grave murmur in the depth of his very own self, telling another tale, as if on purpose to keep alive in him his indignation and his anger with that baseness of greed or of mere outlook which lies often at the root of simple ideas.

    Baseness of mere outlook?!?

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    Re: of mere outlook

    No - just "mere outlook" - point of view

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    Re: of mere outlook

    Hmm. Sometimes it is easier than you think ... thank you.

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