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What is the meaning of facing straight out over the ocean?

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nasirjam | Student, Grade 9 | Honors

Posted September 22, 2012 at 5:51 PM via web

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What is the meaning of facing straight out over the ocean?

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William Delaney | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted October 26, 2012 at 10:10 PM (Answer #1)

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The phrase only means what it says. It could refer to a human who is standing and looking directly out over the ocean, but more likely it would be referring to a building of some sort. Many homes and apartments that are built close to the ocean have broad fronts with large windows intended to take the fullest advantage of the ocean view. A house or apartment of this kind would be said to face straight out over the ocean. This kind of real estate is very expensive. There are also restaurants built to face straight out over the ocean. I hope I have understood your question and answered satisfactorily.

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nasirjam | Student, Grade 9 | Honors

Posted November 1, 2012 at 3:35 PM (Answer #2)

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Thank you Sir, but does it mean the same when used for birds...

In my course book there is a story of a bird and this phrase is used in it in this manner:

He was near the sea now, flying straight over it, facing straight out over the ocean..

Please clarify and explain the meaning of this sentence.

 

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