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Patterns of Diction in Jane Austen's Major Novels


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Mr. Bingley, if he had been imposed on, would have much to suffer when the affair became public.
a little surprised at the match;
by Caroline's not living in the same house with her brother, she might occasionally spend a morning with her, without any danger of seeing him.
Jane had been a week in town without either seeing or hearing from Caroline.
by supposing that her last letter to her friend from Longbourn had by some accident been lost.
Mr. Darcy should have delivered his sentiments in a manner so little suited to recommend them;
the unhappiness which her sister's refusal must have given him.
of her being perfectly well;
her thoughts to the obligations which Mr. Gardiner's behaviour laid them all under.
to wait till her father was at leisure to be consulted.
One day's delay,
would be of small importance;
the awkwardness which must attend her sister, in seeing him almost for the first time after receiving his explanatory letter.
no difference should be perceived in her at all,
she talked as much as ever.
to go down without one of her sisters.
she would not give in to it.
she was the happiest creature in the world.
on his diffidence, and the little value he put on his own good qualities.
she would be serious,