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South Korea

Those who could not magic were,to the son's mind,worthless,
and he had often quarrelled with his father's habit
of dispensing magical aid to their neighbours.

The son cursed his father's age-softened mind,  ----------—What's the "age-softened" mind??Please help me, there is no answer in a dictionary~T_T

07:28 PM Dec 28 2008 |

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Teacher AmySuper Member!

United States

Hi there! Thanks for your question. "Age-softened" is a compound adjective meaning softened, or weakened, by age. The adjective is describing the father's mind, so his mind was made less strong by his old age. Thanks again!

05:40 PM Dec 29 2008 |