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Help please Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)12:21 UTC+1 No.5019564 Report

"There was a fantastic universal sense that whatever we were doing was right, that we were winning....

And that, I think, was the handle--that sense of inevitable victory over the forces of
Old and Evil. Not in any mean or military sense; we didn't need that. Our energy
would simply prevail. There was no point in fighting--on our side or theirs. We had
all the momentum; we were riding the crest of a high and beautiful wave...."

I am not a native speaker, could you please tell me what "And that, I think, was the handle" means? Is it a good or a bad thing?

Thanks /lit/
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« ? » 06/16/14(Mon)12:32 UTC+1 No.5019578 Report

>...could you please tell me what "And that, I think, was the handle" means?

IT MEANS THAT THEIR OWN SENSE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS AND PREDESTINATION WAS THE PRIME FACTOR IN THEIR CONTINUED SUCCESS.
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Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)12:33 UTC+1 No.5019581 Report

>>5019578
Umm, okay thanks
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« ? » 06/16/14(Mon)12:36 UTC+1 No.5019586 Report

>>5019581

"UMM"?
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Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)12:41 UTC+1 No.5019591 Report

>>5019581
Handle, in this case, means: "the point of it all"
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« ???????? » 06/16/14(Mon)14:34 UTC+1 No.5019787 Report

>>5019586
A vocalized pause, put into words.
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