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    Oncoming questions

    I encountered these while practicing for the SAT
    I don't understand what these following statements say:
    1) Sans love, what does the author purport to be the state of woman in this world?
    (one of the answer choices) : a conduit of pleasure greatly sought particularly as a result of her own adornment
    What does sought mean here?

    2) Perhaps this is the main value of a habit of writing, of keeping a journal- that so we rember our best hours and stimulate ourselves
    Does the phrase after that express the main value of a habit of writing?

    3) The term nest egg in line (x) is a metaphor for:
    (one of the answer choices) a thought that will manifest itself as yet another thought

    What does as yet mean?

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    Re: Oncoming questions

    Quote Originally Posted by belly_ttt View Post
    I encountered these while practicing for the SAT
    I don't understand what these following statements say:
    1) Sans love, what does the author purport to be the state of woman in this world?
    (one of the answer choices) : a conduit of pleasure greatly sought particularly as a result of her own adornment
    What does sought mean here?

    2) Perhaps this is the main value of a habit of writing, of keeping a journal- that so we rember our best hours and stimulate ourselves
    Does the phrase after that express the main value of a habit of writing?

    3) The term nest egg in line (x) is a metaphor for:
    (one of the answer choices) a thought that will manifest itself as yet another thought

    What does as yet mean?

    1) Sans love, what does the author purport to be the state of woman in this world?
    If the man has no love, what purpose are women in this world?
    (one of the answer choices) : a conduit of pleasure greatly sought particularly as a result of her own adornment
    : as a sex object.

    What does sought mean here?
    "sought" is the past tense of "seek".

    2) Perhaps this is the main value of a habit of writing, of keeping a journal - that so we rember our best hours and stimulate ourselves
    Does the phrase after that express the main value of a habit of writing?
    Yes, that's what the dash means. The part after the dash ( - ), if it's at the end of the sentence, answers the part before it3) The term nest egg in line (x) is a metaphor for:
    (one of the answer choices) a thought that will manifest itself as yet
    What does as yet mean? another thought

    "as yet" generally means "yet". This might mean "a thought which hasn't manifested itself yet" or "which has yet to manifest itself"

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    Re: Oncoming questions

    In addition,
    1) a conduit of pleasure greatly sought/wanted/desired particularly as a result of her own adornment.
    My interpetation of 3) differs from Raymott's:
    3) a thought that will manifest itself as yet/as still another thought


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    Re: Oncoming questions

    Thanks you both
    But it's still ambiguous at 3. What does as still mean, Soup?

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    Re: Oncoming questions

    Quote Originally Posted by belly_ttt View Post
    Thanks you both
    But it's still ambiguous at 3. What does as still mean, Soup?
    It's not ambiguous. The phrase "as still another thought" means a thought in addition to the one under discussion.


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    Re: Oncoming questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    My interpetation of 3) differs from Raymott's:
    3) a thought that will manifest itself as yet/as still another thought
    Yes, I misread that sentence. Thanks for the clarifying it for the poster.

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