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    "...indignity has no resonance..."

    I was reading Dan Brown's "Deception Point" and came across a sentence I had a hard time understanding. The sentence is in bold (I have included the preceding sentences to provide background info).

    "Someone is lying to me...I believe it is you."
    "How dare--"
    "Your indignity has no resonance with me, so save it." (338)

    Thanks in advance!

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    Re: "...indignity has no resonance..."

    Quote Originally Posted by smk View Post
    I was reading Dan Brown's "Deception Point" and came across a sentence I had a hard time understanding. The sentence is in bold (I have included the preceding sentences to provide background info).

    "Someone is lying to me...I believe it is you."
    "How dare--"
    "Your indignity has no resonance with me, so save it." (338)

    Thanks in advance!
    Dan Brown wrote "indignity"? I think he meant "indignation". B is indignant.
    If something has a resonance with someone, it means that the person sympathises with it, can understand it, eg. His experiences resonate with mine. It's a trendy, comparatively new usage.

    He is saying: "Your indignation (in the protest) is not very convincing to me". "Save it" means "Don't bother trying to fool me with it".

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    Re: "...indignity has no resonance..."

    Thank you Raymott for the explanation! I guess I was confused because Brown used "indignity" instead of "indignation". Now the sentence makes more sense.

    Thank you, once again!

    Btw. when you wrote "B is indignant" were you referring to Brown? Just want to make sure.
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    Re: "...indignity has no resonance..."

    Quote Originally Posted by smk View Post
    Thank you Raymott for the explanation! I guess I was confused because Brown used "indignity" instead of "indignation". Now the sentence makes more sense.

    Thank you, once again!

    Btw. when you wrote "B is indignant" were you referring to Brown? Just want to make sure.
    No, B is the second speaker in the dialogue; the one who says "How dare...?"

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