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vkhu
Posted: Wednesday, February 07, 2018 9:33:00 AM
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Quote:
‘And will your existence have less point, if you live with me?’

He paused a long time before replying:

‘It might.’

She too stayed to think about it.

The excerpt is from here: https://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/l/lawrence/dh/l41l/chapter18.html

What does stayed mean here? I can't find any adjective entry for it. Does it mean she's too stunned to think?
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Wednesday, February 07, 2018 9:38:44 AM

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It is a verb.

He paused before replying - she paused before replying as well.

She too paused to think about it
She too stayed to think about it.


Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
vkhu
Posted: Wednesday, February 07, 2018 9:44:01 AM
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Ah, I just realized my brain automatically filled in the "is". Nice going, brain.
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Wednesday, February 07, 2018 10:11:05 AM

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Ah-ha!

We can handle the brain!



Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
palapaguy
Posted: Wednesday, February 07, 2018 10:23:50 PM

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LOL!
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