What does "were much sought-after as pages" in this sentence mean? The Savoy archives reveal that there were several Italians already on the staff and that young olive-skinned boys with cherubic faces were much sought-after as pages. What does "were much sought-after as pages" mean? Is it an expression to compare sth in demand to "pages"?
Jun 18, 2019 7:50 AM
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There are two different words in English that are spelled and pronounced as “page”. In context, your sentence is not about the pages of a book, but rather about boys or young men who work in the service industry, typically running errands in hotels, clubs, etc. In the past, they were boys who who served knights. In the USA, the boys who run errands in the US Congress are called “pages”.
June 18, 2019
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