looking regal but rather giddy and lighthearted with it

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Alex Coseff, Jan 20, 2014.

  1. Alex Coseff Senior Member


    I'm familiar with all the words in the phrase below, however, I'm not sure if I interpret the integral meaning the right way...
    Does it imply that she was looking like a queen (=regal??), but sort of "miles off" (=giddy??) and somewhat care-free...(=lighthearted with it)? I'm afraid this is not the best way how to put it, though........
    Could anyone give me a clue? I would be grateful.
    Many thanks.

    G.M.Malliet: Wicked autumn
    "I saw her by the children's clothing stall at some point, looking regal but rather giddy and lighthearted with it. Like a queen amongst what she fondly supposes are her adoring subjects - you've seen that look on her."?
  2. Parla Senior Member

    New York City
    English - US
    I think the author's next sentence (which is not, in fact, a proper sentence) explains it in detail.

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