Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Volcano1985's Avatar
    Volcano1985 is offline Senior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Turkish
      • Home Country:
      • Turkey
      • Current Location:
      • Turkey
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    928

    Help For A Sentence

    O'Brien was an Irishman ,with a kind of chastity even in his sins;and his gorge rose against that great brutalityof the intellect which belongs only to France

    What does "gorge rose " mean here ?



  2. #2
    Anglika is offline No Longer With Us
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    19,397

    Re: Help For A Sentence

    It is an idiom meaning that you are disgusted by something.

    If comes from the sensation of the oesophagus and diaphragm contracting when you are about to vomit [sorry! ]

  3. #3
    Volcano1985's Avatar
    Volcano1985 is offline Senior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Turkish
      • Home Country:
      • Turkey
      • Current Location:
      • Turkey
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    928

    Re: Help For A Sentence

    Thanks

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    5,403

    Re: Help For A Sentence

    You are aware, that "gorge rose" is not like "briar rose" or any such species of the flower. 'rose' here is the past tense of the verb 'rise'.
    Just for clarity, for other readers of this post.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •