understand"a wave of"

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helloemily
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understand"a wave of"

Post by helloemily » Sun Jun 18, 2006 9:46 am

There is a setence in our text book;"They immediately feel a wave of regret for having been so strict ."How to understand the red words?is it used often?

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Re: understand"a wave of"

Post by byron » Sun Jun 18, 2006 3:35 pm

helloemily wrote:There is a setence in our text book;"They immediately feel a wave of regret for having been so strict ."How to understand the red words?is it used often?
This is a poetic way of saying that after acting in any manner, you have an intense feeling.

It can also be used in other ways to indicate other feelings.

Example 1: When I heard my childhood friend had died I felt a wave of sorrow

Example 2: I felt a wave of joy when I found out my wife was pregnant.

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express my thanks

Post by helloemily » Wed Jun 21, 2006 7:52 am

I'm much obliged for your reply.One good turn deserves another.Best wishes.

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