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Origin of hand-me-down First recorded in — Examples from the Web for hand-me-down The heaps of gifted and hand-me-down pink frilly clothes and accessories grew far faster than we were able to sort and store them. Seventeen Booth Tarkington. The Short Life Francis Donovan.
The Flying Bo'sun Arthur Mason. What sets Ines apart from these other witnesses is that they retain a fuller measure of self-determination.
Caught on the wrong side of bureaucracy, she lacks that power; her struggle to reclaim her child is also a struggle for the right to make her own meaning. Perhaps that desire is what unites the book's cast of fellow migrants, whether English, American, Kiwi, French, Nigerian or Croat. Hand Me Down World is unselfconsciously cosmopolitan both in its story and in its register, and Jones is the kind of writer who can slip naturally from the low to the lyrical in the space of a paragraph, from the "sun-drowsy vowels" of an Australian voice to the "jaunty cock and floppy tits" of nude bathers.
On the other hand, there are some bad editorial slips of the sort that reviewers are usually charitable enough to overlook.
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In this case, an exception should be made not only for clumsy phrases, but for simple oversights, such as a girl going to "reconnoiter" rather than rendezvous with her boyfriend. The publishers have done poorly by a novel that deserved more careful treatment — special mention is due the proofreader who, out of boredom or bad luck, has misplaced the letter "f" from an otherwise well-turned phrase: "a heat-bitten shiftless state". Topics Fiction The Observer.
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