being much surprised by <anything>

< Previous | Next >

park sang joon

Senior Member
He now lives with his step father Mr. Murdstone and his sister Miss Murdstone in his late father's mansion.
He is forced to work for his own living for his friend Mr. Quinion at London by Mr. Murdstone.

I know enough of the world, now, to have almost lost the capacity of being much surprised by anything, but it is matter of some surprise to me, even now, that I can have been so easily thrown away at such an age. A child of excellent abilities, and with strong powers of observation, quick, eager, delicate, and soon hurt bodily or mentally, it seems wonderful to me that nobody should have made any sigh in my behalf. But none was made, and I became, at ten years old, a little labouring hind in the service of Murdstone and Grinby.
[David Copperfield by Charles Dickens]
I'd like to know what "anything" means here.
Thank you in advance for your help.
  • park sang joon

    Senior Member
    < ---- >
    Thank you, Parla, for your so very kind answer. :)

    < ---- > Response to deleted post removed. Cagey, moderator.
    Last edited by a moderator:
    < Previous | Next >