“Of such great powers or beings there may be conceivably a survival . . . a survival of a hugely remote period when . . . consciousness was manifested, perhaps, in shapes & forms long since withdrawn before the tide of advancing humanity . . . forms of which poetry & legover alone have sầu caught a flying memory and called them gods, monsters, mythical beings of all sorts và kinds. . . .” —Algernon Blackwood.

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Merriam-webster dictionary definition of such number four is the contextual meaning for your passage.

4: of the same class, type, or sort

"Of" preceding "such" in this passage shares a similar context with the word "among".

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Of such great powers (or beings), there may be a survival == There may be a survival of such great powers (or beings)

Vi xử lý Core Phrase khổng lồ look up is not of such, but rather such great powers.

Of is the same usage as in your own wording :... meaning of "of such" does not helpdefinitions of "such" ....

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I think if you replace ‘of such’ with ‘about those’, then you’ll have sầu a better chance of understanding this sentence.

‘Of such’ really means ‘talking about these’... great powers. Or ‘on the topic of... such great powers...’

Example: ‘Of Mice & Men’ - a book, about (presumably) mice & men. The ‘of’ just means ‘about’. As in ‘about... mice and men’.

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Or:"The time has come," the walrus said, "lớn talk of many things: Of shoes & ships - and sealing wax - of cabbages và kings” Alice, Lewis Carroll

The ‘of’s just mean ‘about’. About shoes, about cabbages...

The ‘such’ in your example is an extra word that really means ‘those’. It identifies the ‘great powers or beings’.

So if you just replace ‘of such’ with ‘about those’, I think the sentence will make sense to lớn you.

‘Of such’ in this sentence is not an expression, in my view. Rather, it is two separate words that happen to lớn have sầu shown up together.

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