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    each passing hour

    Can I say "During the days right after the earthquake, each passing hour the news of more and more people having been saved by the rescue teams and the PLA soldiers kept coming in" to describe our excitement about this good news? Is there any better way to depict our relief and excitement when we heard survivors being rescued one after another during those period? Here I want to emphasize our relief at the good news and the efficiency of the rescue work done by rescue teams including foreign teams.
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    Re: each passing hour

    "During the days right after the earthquake, each passing hour the news of more and more people having been saved by the rescue teams and the PLA soldiers kept coming in"

    "In the days right after the earthquake, each agonizing hour was only made bearable as the electrifying news of more and more people being saved by the rescue teams and the PLA soldiers kept coming in."

    Note: I definitely think I can get away with 'as', and moreover, 'as' is preferably to 'by'
    I'm not to sure about 'electrifying' though. Help! This well has run dry.
    Last edited by David L.; 22-Jun-2008 at 05:50.

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    Re: each passing hour

    "In the days right after the earthquake, each agonizing hour was only made bearable as the electrifying news of more and more people being saved by the rescue teams and the PLA soldiers kept coming in."
    comforting/touching/stiring/moving/poignant ?

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    Re: each passing hour

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    "During the days right after the earthquake, each passing hour the news of more and more people having been saved by the rescue teams and the PLA soldiers kept coming in"

    "In the days right after the earthquake, each agonizing hour was only made bearable as the electrifying news of more and more people being saved by the rescue teams and the PLA soldiers kept coming in."

    Note: I definitely think I can get away with 'as', and moreover, 'as' is preferably to 'by'
    I'm not to sure about 'electrifying' though. Help! This well has run dry.
    Your revision is great! You've made the meaning of my sentence more accurate and its style elegant. Thank you for your help.

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