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what does "turn from "here mean? In Ambassador Joseph P. Kennedy's Hyannis Port home the maid, Dora Lawrence, shouted up from the first floor at Ann Gargan, "Ann, Ann! Did you hear? Did you hear?" Ann, about to leave for Detroit, turned from her uncle's nurse with irritation. The maid was always panicking. If poodles slipped outdoors, she would wring her hands. But this was too much—her shrillness was apt to waken Uncle Joe or Aunt Rose.
May 27, 2013 2:59 AM
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I think it means that she (Ann) was probably having a conversation with the nurse in the upstairs room near Joe and Rose, and she "turned away" from the nurse, and looked in the direction of the shouting of Dora, the maid. She was irritated that Dora's shouting was going to wake Joe or Rose. A person who hears shouting will usually quickly turn and look in the direction where the noise is coming from, especially if you thought the shouting was going to wake someone in your care.
May 27, 2013
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