AP English Literature: Different Meanings of the Same Word

The meaning of the word "wonderful" as it is used in line 51 most closely resembles

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and lying into the little ones that they're Elena were

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inevitably left to shift for themselves and it was not

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very wonderful Let's line eighty six to be ill picky

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that Catherine who had by nature nothing heroic about her

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should prefer cricket Baseball yeti of art You've heard all

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that stuff Okay so let's think about this thing here

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Surprised word meanings Change fast And Jane Austen finished writing

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Northanger Abbey in eighteen o three Break the word down

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into its parts here Wonder and full like full of

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wonder Yeah that's what it means There's not much to

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wonder at here and not much to be surprised by

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So plug in surprising here and see how well it

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fits The preceding part of this admittedly very long sentence

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describes how Mrs Moreland wanted to guide her daughters and

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Mohr but was too busy with the younger kids So

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in more modern parlance it was no wonder that Catherine

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turned out the way she did So the answer Is

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he here Surprising while the loser ball the enemy on

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a question like this one is assuming more than we

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know had not taking the context of the line into

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question when plugged into the line Delightful hopeful irks Um

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an annoying Well they don't make sense within the context

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of sense None of them do You have to think

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about the contemporaneous era went wonder Full was a little

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bit different from what it is today That's it all 00:01:44.92 --> [endTime] right It's surprising not surprisingly