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gwray
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cocoon

Postby gwray » Wed May 06, 2020 1:12 pm

I think this word is timely. I also get the sense that the meaning is expanding beyond "to wrap for protection" to a more general "to isolate oneself".

After breaking up with her fiancé, June McBride sat on the couch cocooned in afghans while eating ice-cream and watching "I Love Lucy" reruns.

Daunted by the unrelenting bad news on TV, Larry longed to cocoon himself in his cabin in upstate Michigan.
A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver Proverbs 25:11

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Re: cocoon

Postby Slava » Thu Apr 22, 2021 7:37 am

Nice to see plain old daunted used. Mostly we see the un- version.

I wonder how the world will look as we emerge from our COVID cocoon. It's not going to be easy for many of us, I should imagine. Sociologists, anthropologists, and the like will have a lot of material for study for a long, long time, I should imagine.
Life is like playing chess with chessmen who each have thoughts and feelings and motives of their own.


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