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#1 2008-04-03 00:12:44

From: Winchester Massachusetts
Registered: 2005-10-25
Posts: 674

'wrapped with guilt' for 'wracked with guilt'

This is inspired by the recent posting of ‘wrecked with guilt.’ It gets 148 ghits:

Guilt, I’m wrapped with guilt … … dnose.html

I could see Jet wrapped with guilt after letting three of his team members die.

Michael has a death wish from being wrapped with guilt over killing Libby… and maybe Ana-Lucia.

Is it because you’re wrapped with guilt? Is it creating a problem currently in your being intimate with your partner?

He is sent away far from his love and Briony is wrapped with guilt: seeking refuge through her writing she finds the path to her uncertain atonement. … tiges-sake



#2 2008-04-03 12:53:35

Registered: 2007-03-21
Posts: 291

Re: 'wrapped with guilt' for 'wracked with guilt'

Nice one – there’s definite potential for semantic imagery. The speaker might see herself/himself covered in a wrapping of guilt.

This is quite similar to Peter Forster’s suggestions of “wrapped with pain” and “rapt with pain.” … hp?id=2277



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