gather in

carolmoraiss

Senior Member
Portuguese
Hi,

could anyone tell me what the author meant with "gather in" here? Is there a synonym for it?

Thanks!

"It is safe to say there was no one present who bore quite the attitude which Mrs. Sommers did to her surroundings. She gathered in the whole--stage and players and people in one wide impression, and absorbed it and enjoyed it. She laughed at the comedy and wept--she and the gaudy woman next to her wept over the tragedy. And they talked a little together over it. And the gaudy woman wiped her eyes and sniffled on a tiny square of filmy, perfumed lace and passed little Mrs. Sommers her box of candy." (Kate Chopin, A pair of silk stockings)
 
  • carolmoraiss

    Senior Member
    Portuguese
    Thanks, I had assumed it was something like "absorbed", but I haven't found this in the dictionary... please, let me know if ever you find it in one!
     
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