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    world-weary resignation & other questions

    Dear Teachers,

    I read these from True Pleasures by Lucinda Holdforth:

    1.
    "Why on earth would she want to leave Paris in the first place?"
    I have a very satisfactory answer to that one.
    "Because her husband was mad," I reply.
    Monsieur nods with world-weary resignation: ah, yes, madness.

    What does "world-weary resignation" mean?

    2.
    Monseur unlocks a heavy door, ushering me into a high, greenish room.

    Does "high" mean this room is located high?

    3.
    What is most strange is that this woman triumphs over all her misfortunes by an excess of folly which has no parallel and that after receiving this setback she thinks only of enjoying herself.

    Is this saying that this woman triumphs over all her misfortunes caused by an excess of folly, or this woman triumphs over all her misfortunes by means of an excess of folly?

    4.
    She hung her apartments in black and thought about going to Spain.

    What does "hung her apartments in black" mean?

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    Re: world-weary resignation & other questions

    1. The world is a weary place, and he is resigned to that.

    2. A room with a high ceiling.

    3. by means of

    4. Draped the apartment in black cloth, furniture as well.

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