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justina bandol
Posted: Friday, January 14, 2022 11:57:28 AM
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'I belong to the unchangeable things, I was built that way. The cataclysms do not put my machinery out of order. I am built on big broad lines and my nerves are under my control.'

How should I understand the emphasized words?
thar
Posted: Friday, January 14, 2022 12:06:48 PM

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Here built on..... lines means how you are built. The type of person you are.

Quote:
5.2
lines
A manner of doing or thinking about something.
‘you can't run a business on these lines’

https://www.lexico.com/definition/line

So if you think of how you are constructed, emotionally: Big and broad makes me think of sturdy, stable, with a strong foundation that doesn't react badly to pressure on it. Not fragile or subject to external effects.
justina bandol
Posted: Saturday, January 15, 2022 7:47:08 AM
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