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Patterns of Diction in Jane Austen's Major Novels


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it was much better worth looking at in the summer.
was a very genteel, pretty kind of girl.
how many sisters she had, whether they were older or younger than herself, whether any of them were likely to be married, whether they were handsome, where they had been educated, what carriage her father kept, and what had been her mother's maiden name?
Mrs. Collins's joints of meat were too large for her family.
what they were talking of.
she felt herself so dull as to make her very desirous of having them all to dine with her.
she did not like to go home again so soon,
into the particulars of their journey,
the best method of packing,
on the necessity of placing gowns in the only right way,
a good journey,
to come to Hunsford again next year;
to be decent looking rooms, walked on.