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For which verb is を marking the object [duplicate]

「にわかに目をキラキラさせ始めた友蔵を前に、さすがのおかあさんも、ズバリ、 そんな物は必要ないとは言いにくいらしく珍しく口ごもった。」 I'm struggling to parse this sentence. In particular I don't understand which verb the を in bold is marking the object of. We ...
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“に(して)” and the “for (purpose) に” clarification

とりあえず目覚ましにシャワーだけ浴びて、さっさとメシの準備をしよう。 speaker has already gotten outa bed に(して)anyways, i'm gonna (fully) wake up, and just take a shower,... (purpose) に anyways, I'm just taking a shower so i can (...
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Clarifications regarding the AをBに。。。 construction

I've read Meaning and transitivity of ゴミ袋を手に立ち上がる before, but i'm looking to confirm some things where AをBに(して)is not the case. 彼女の視線を一身に浴びて、私は身が縮む思いだった。 basking my body under her gaze, I feel ...
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Intrepretation of 遠慮もしていられないか in this sentence structure

目を強く擦る。俺はひとりなんかじゃないぞ。母さんがいるじゃないか。 母さんとは、連絡はずっと取り合っているが、あえて顔は合わせないようにしていた。あちらは新しい生活を始めているからだ。 でももう、身内を相手に遠慮もしていられないか。 Include prior two sentences for context. Speaker is in a tough situation....
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Interpretation of 糧に次から

恋愛も勉強もトライ&エラー。 やってみて失敗し、その教訓を糧に次からまた行動する。 そういう意味では俺も亜子も、今まで恋愛に消極的に生きてきたのはちょっとばかし損だったんじゃないのか。 まあそんな風に周囲から思われたとしても、そこは不思議じゃないかもしれない。 Context: mom giving screwed up love/sex "lesson" to ...
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Meaning of 疑問を胸に取材を進める

The sentence in question: そんな疑問を胸に取材を進めると、改めて、おんぶの魅力を知ることになりました。 For full context: https://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/web_tokushu/2018_0521.html?utm_int=news_contents_tokushu_004 My attempt at translation: ...
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Can we turn nouns into adverb by adding に? [duplicate]

"しかし、期待を胸に中学校に赴任すると、理想と現実は大きくかけ離れていました。" "加藤さんは大切な手紙を手に再び「パナマ」へ向かいます。" "彼女は手紙を手に、階下へ降りてきた。" Is に turning these nouns into adverbs ?
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What does this phrase それをヒントに… mean? [duplicate]

For full context, see here: https://www.docdroid.net/5vuuiCe/img-20170821-0002-new.pdf The sentence in question (line 7-8) それをヒントに井上さんは演奏だけが履いている「8ジューク」という機会を作り、1971年にレストランや喫茶店に貸し出す会社を始めた。 First, my ...
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Is usage of を片手に necessary in this paragraph?

Is it normal to use 買い与えられたポケベルを片手に in this paragraph?: 私の二人の姉は当時高校生で、両親から買い与えられたポケベルを片手に、高校生活を謳歌しているように私には見えた。 Why not use just 与えられたポケベル or 買い与えられたポケベル. Is it necessary to use を片手に?
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multiple を particles before a verb [duplicate]

I chanced across this sentence while doing anki. 彼は高齢を理由に社長を辞めたよ There are 2 を particles before the verb (in this case 辞めた being the verb). From what I understand of the を particle, it marks a ...
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The role of を in this phrase 夜景を背景に歌舞伎の映像が流れます [duplicate]

I am reading this article http://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20161005/k10010718561000.html and come across this phrase: 夜景を背景に歌舞伎の映像が流れます I can get the general meaning but I'm not clear on what is ...
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Why is を used instead of の? [duplicate]

I was looking at one of the example sentences in a kanji learning app I use, and the particle choice struck me as strange. In the sentence "青空を背景に木々を描く。", I can't understand why を is used after 青空. ...
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What is the function of を in this sentence? [duplicate]

彼は高齢を理由に社長を辞めたよ。 I found this example sentence in some core flashcards, and the translation says He gave up the company presidency due to age. Which makes sense to me, but I don't understand the ...
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How to parse 「Nを相手に、」 [duplicate]

I've gotten to the level where I can start going through some basic Japanese material and largely understand all of it, but there are some times where I'm confused by particle usage, and I'm not sure ...
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Meaning of this sentence 絆(ひかり)を糧に加速して [duplicate]

this sentence is from the song from this website https://kamenrider.fandom.com/wiki/Over_%22Quartzer%22 I can't translate this sentence "絆(ひかり)を糧に加速して" I don't know why they use にafter糧 and 加速して ...

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