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Patterns of Diction in Jane Austen's Major Novels


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it was twenty-three miles.
how they did,
they both looked very ugly.
he had quitted it for a week, on the very morning after his having had the pleasure of seeing her.
he was so tired of lounging about, that he was resolved to go and dance;
the spirit and freedom with which his horse moved along, and the ease which his paces, as well as the excellence of the springs, gave the motion of the carriage.
horses which he had bought for a trifle and sold for incredible sums;
racing matches, in which his judgment had infallibly foretold the winner;
shooting parties, in which he had killed more birds (though without having one good shot) than all his companions together;
some famous day’s sport, with the fox-hounds, in which his foresight and skill in directing the dogs had repaired the mistakes of the most experienced huntsman, and in which the boldness of his riding,
though it had never endangered his own life for a moment,
had been constantly leading others into difficulties,
had broken the necks of many.
they were going as far as Wick Rocks.”
he had never seen two men so much alike in his life,
what was the matter.
make room for him,
knew nothing about it; but his father, like every military man, had a very large acquaintance.
whether she had seen him talking with General Tilney:
When everything was settled, when Miss Tilney herself said that Tuesday would suit her as well, it was quite ridiculous, quite absurd, to make any further objection.
it would be in vain to go after the Tilneys; they were turning the corner into Brock Street, when he had overtaken them, and were at home by this time.
her having a great deal of natural taste.
foregrounds, distances, and second distances — side-screens and perspectives — lights and shades;
he would not drive her, because she had such thick ankles.
by sending it tonight to Salisbury, we may have it tomorrow.
being one of the finest fellows in the world,
to dance.
against every thought of dancing himself,
finding it possible.
there was nobody else in the room he could bear to think of; and it was not that he wanted merely to dance, he wanted to be with me.
it is always the case with minds of a certain stamp.”
it was but half an hour before he left Bath that you gave him the most positive encouragement.
he as good as made you an offer, and
you received his advances in the kindest way;
urge his suit, and say all manner of pretty things to you.
there is nothing people are so often deceived in as the state of their own affections,
His sister,
was uncomfortably circumstanced — she had no female companion — and, in the frequent absence of her father, was sometimes without any companion at all.
her having been undisturbed by the tempest,
it happened to become my odd face,
every eye was upon me;
for his appearance there,
after what had passed he had little right to expect a welcome at Fullerton,
his impatience to be assured of Miss Morland’s having reached her home in safety, as the cause of his intrusion.
if Mr. and Mrs. Allen were now at Fullerton?
the meaning,
his intention of paying his respects to them,
if she would have the goodness to show him the way.
On his return from Woodston, two days before, he had been met near the abbey by his impatient father, hastily informed in angry terms of
and ordered