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    Can we say she was swathed in shroud ( because she was taking to a crematorium)?


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    Can we say she was swathed in shroud ( because she was taking to a crematorium)?
    She was swathed in a shroud when she was taken to the crematorium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    She was swathed in a shroud when she was taken to the crematorium.
    ok..thanks ,.sweet sweet anglika!!

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    #44

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    Please check the sentences :-

    Exacerbated They are already not on speaking terms..Now, you don’t say anything against any of them. It will exacerbate the situation


    Rack I am racked with her harsh words


    Diffidence- she becomes diffident when it comes to speaking in front of the class.


    Ostentatious she is very ostentatious.

    Slack ….The rope is loose from here. Pull it to take up the slack

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    #45

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roselin View Post
    Please check the sentences :-

    Exacerbated They are already not on speaking terms..Now, you don’t say anything against any of them. It will exacerbate the situation OK


    Rack I am racked with her harsh words Are you sure you don't mean "wracked"? (That doesn't work for me either here.)


    Diffidence- she becomes diffident when it comes to speaking in front of the class. OK


    Ostentatious she is very ostentatious. OK

    Slack ….The rope is loose from here. Pull it to take up the slack OK

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    #46

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    Ronbee, I looked up the meaning of rack in the cambridge dicionary

    rack (CAUSE PAIN) Show phonetics
    verb [T often passive]
    to cause physical or mental pain, or trouble, to someone or something:


    I have made that sentence after reading this.

    How about now? Does that sentence still make no sense to you?

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    12.to torture; distress acutely; torment: His body was racked with pain.
    rack definition | Dictionary.com

    I don't think I would say "I was racked by her words". Perhaps: "What she said distressed me." If it works for you tho, use it. Be sure it fits the context tho.


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