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держать кого-л в чёрном теле

to ill-treat/to maltreat sb

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После женитьбы, однако, сей джентльмен стал относиться к ней весьма пренебрежительно, возможно, и просто держал в черном теле.
After marriage, however, this gentleman neglected, and, perhaps, even more positively ill-treated her.
По, Эдгар Аллан / Преждевременные похороныPoe, Edgar Allan / The Premature Burial
The Premature Burial
Poe, Edgar Allan
© Wordsworth Editions 2004
Преждевременные похороны
По, Эдгар Аллан
© Издательство "Наука", 1970

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держать в чёрном теле
to ill-treat/to maltreat

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