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What do "decline the office" and "take it on myself" mean? Thank you!!! What do "decline the office" and "take it on myself" mean? They are from "pride and prejudice", chapter 02. And the sentences are: "Mrs Long and her daughters must stand their chance. And therefore, she will think it as an act of kindness. If you decline the office, I'll take it on myself." Thank you!!!
Jan 26, 2016 3:39 PM
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I have not read the original source material in context, but "decline the office" sounds like a formal way of saying "to choose not to accept a job or responsibility." "Take it on myself" means that the speaker will accept that job or responsibility.
January 26, 2016
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