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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