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Patterns of Diction in Jane Austen's Major Novels


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the day would be lastingly fair, and that every threatening cloud would be drawn off from their hills;
Willoughby had given her a horse, one that he had bred himself on his estate in Somersetshire, and which was exactly calculated to carry a woman.
As to an additional servant, the expense would be a trifle; Mama she was sure would never object to it; and any horse would do for HIM; he might always get one at the park; as to a stable, the merest shed would be sufficient.
to tell Willoughby when she saw him next, that it must be declined.
on being obliged to forego the acceptance of his present.
if he came directly from London.
with strong affections it was impossible, with calm ones it could have no merit.
to get that letter conveyed for her to the two-penny post.
would entreat Lady Middleton to take them home, as she was too miserable to stay a minute longer.
not to speak to her for the world.
they contained nothing but what any one would have written in the same situation.
his seduction and desertion of Miss Williams, the misery of that poor girl, and the doubt of what his designs might ONCE have been on herself,
entirely wrong, formed on mistaken grounds, and that by requiring her longer continuance in London it deprived her of the only possible alleviation of her wretchedness, the personal sympathy of her mother, and doomed her to such society and such scenes as must prevent her ever knowing a moment's rest.
what brought evil to herself would bring good to her sister;
she had no opinion to give, as she had never thought about it.
Lucy could not stay much longer.
she HAD loved him most sincerely,
so totally unamiable, so absolutely incapable of attaching a sensible man,
if any place could give her ease, Barton must do it.
from their summits Combe Magna might be seen.
she was better,
That would not do. —
she should in future practice much.
too old to be married, —