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Offline t k

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---- be apologized out of existence
« on: November 10, 2018, 04:16:08 am »
And I verily believe, too, if my suspicion that Leonora was jealous of Florence had been the reason she gave for her outburst I should have turned upon Florence with the maddest kind of rage. Jealousy would have been incurable. But Florence's mere silly jibes at the Irish and at the Catholics could be apologized out of existence. And that I appeared to fix up in two minutes or so.  (from The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford; a larger context is here; use ctrl-f to locate the sentence)

Please explain "be apologized out of existence".  Thanks.  --- tk

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Re: ---- be apologized out of existence
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2018, 06:40:39 pm »
If you apologised enough, they would no longer exist. Folks would have forgotten about them.

Comment: not sure if that would be true L:)
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