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onsen
Posted: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 8:31:23 AM
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done with adjective

Definition of done with
: brought to an end: decisively abandoned or dismissed
// but killing was done with except for predators that molested him
— Stuart Cloete
// in my craft a thing done is a thing done with
— Katharine F. Gerould

done with


What does the following sentence from the quote mean?

In my craft a thing done is a thing done with.


Thank you.

Wilmar (USA) 1M
Posted: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 9:31:51 AM

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Done with" is an idiom. The following is from TFD, explaining the meaning of this idiom.
done with (someone or something)
Finished with someone or something; no longer involved with someone or something.
I've been working on this essay for hours now, so I'm just going to write the conclusion and be done with it.
That group has been a really negative influence in my life, so I've decided that I'm done with them altogether.

Katharine Elizabeth Fullerton Gerould, née Katharine Elizabeth Fullerton, (born Feb. 6, 1879, Brockton, Mass., U.S.—died July 27, 1944, Princeton, N.J.), American writer, noted for short stories that reveal her elevated sensibilities and fine craftsmanship.

Her craft was writing. When she completed a piece, she was done with it. The explanation for the idiom should explain this to you.
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