was I so worthless as to have grown tired of her pure society

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Irelia20150604

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The context comes from Jane Eyre Chapter 9

And where, meantime, was Helen Burns? Why did I not spend these sweet days of liberty with her? Had I forgotten her? or was I so worthless as to have grown tired of her pure society? Surely the Mary Arm Wilson I have mentioned was inferior to my first acquaintance: she could only tell me amusing stories, and reciprocate any racy and pungent gossip I chose to indulge in; while, if I have spoken truth of Helen, she was qualified to give those who enjoyed the privilege of her converse a taste of far higher things.
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Hi everyone! I don't quite understand the bold part. Does it mean "was I so contemptible/despicable as to have grown bored with her pure company" ?
 
  • Barque

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    Tamil
    Yes, you have got the general idea but I wouldn't use words as strong as contemptible or despicable in this context. Perhaps shallow or without substance.
     
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