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Patterns of Diction in Jane Austen's Major Novels


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of waiting on Mrs. Dashwood as soon as she could be assured that her visit would be no inconvenience;
who wondered at his being so shy before company, as he could make noise enough at home.
if there was any news in the paper.
she thanked heaven that SHE had never made so rude a speech.
requesting the company of her mother and cousins the following evening. Business on Sir John's part, and a violent cold on her own, prevented their calling in Berkeley Street.
it was risking too much for the gratification of a few girls, to have it known that Lady Middleton had given a small dance of eight or nine couple, with two violins, and a mere side-board collation.