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i was reading the house of mirth by Edith Wharton:
i have found this line difficult to understand :"I've been about too long" , could u help me and explaint what the author means by it?
"You don't know how much I need such a friend," she said. "My aunt is full of copy-book axioms, but they were all meant to apply to conduct in the early fifties. I always feel that to live up to them would include wearing book-muslin with gigot sleeves. And the other womenómy best friendsówell, they use me or abuse me; but they don't care a straw what happens to me. I've been about too longópeople are getting tired of me; they are beginning to say I ought to marry."
I get it now
thank you :)