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Milad333

Senior Member
Armenian
Here the officer touched his prisoner, so why does the speaker say that he did not want to touch his prisoners?
Did I misunderstand the meaning??

"One of the officers shoved the doctor forward with a blow from his palm as if he didn’t want to soil himself by touching his prisoner."(Traitor-V.S Alexander)
 
  • owlman5

    Senior Member
    English-US
    The fact that the officer shoved the doctor forward with a blow suggests that he did not want to soil his hands by touching the doctor with the palms of his hands. The officer wanted to limit the amount of physical contact that he had with the doctor.
     

    Milad333

    Senior Member
    Armenian
    The fact that the officer shoved the doctor forward with a blow suggests that he did not want to soil his hands by touching the doctor with the palms of his hands. The officer wanted to limit the amount of physical contact that he had with the doctor.
    Thank you.
     
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