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Wu Ting
How would you interpret ‘come as you are’ in the context? Did the speaker mean the other one needn’t change his clothes? Thanks. It’s from A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway. the context: I was very dusty and dirty and went up to my room to wash. Rinaldi was sitting on the bed with a copy of Hugo's English grammar. He was dressed, wore his black boots, and his hair shone. "Splendid," he said when he saw me. "You will come with me to see Miss Barkley." "No. "Yes. You will please come and make me a good impression on her." "All right. Wait till I get cleaned up." "Wash up and come as you are." I washed, brushed my hair and we started.
13 sty 2016 12:50
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Come as you are > (don't bother to) not need to change into anything different to wear , just come in the clothes you are wearing now.
13 stycznia 2016
Wu Ting
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Chinese (Mandarin), English, French
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English