[General] failed to veer the even measure of her thoughts

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vil

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Dear teachers,

Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence from Caldwell’s “The Windfall”?

During all that time the neighbors were ringing her up on the phone and asking what she was going to do with all that money, but that, too, in the beginning, failed to veer the even measure of her thoughts.

veer = turn sharply; change direction abruptly

failed to veer the even measure of her thoughts = did not change the quiet flow of her thoughts

Thank you for your efforts.

Regards,

V.
 
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jawatokyo

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You are right. It is most unusual to use it transitively. We use it with just a subject usually eg 'The car veered left'
 
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