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princess_of_ist

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turkish
Can I say: "I was taken by loneliness that I never felt before.."
I am not sure that the "taken by" is correct in this sentence.
I want to say: I felt the loneliness that I never felt that strong." before in a more strong tone.
Thanks
 
  • HalloweenHJB

    Senior Member
    American English, Midwest USA
    "I was taken by a loneliness that I never felt before" sounds more usual to me.

    OR

    "I was taken by a kind of loneliness that I never felt before"

    Both sound very dramatic and intense. Is that what you're looking for?
     

    princess_of_ist

    Senior Member
    turkish
    "I was taken by a kind of loneliness that I never felt before" is what I am looking for.

    I wasn't sure that I could use "taken by" with loneliness since I often see it with expression "fear". I had a suspicion that it would be only used with this word but I think it is ok this way.

    Thanks a lot..
     
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