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Patterns of Diction in Jane Austen's Major Novels


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Netherfield is taken by a young man of large fortune from the north of England;
he came down on Monday in a chaise and four to see the place, and was so much delighted with it, that he agreed with Mr. Morris immediately;
He was the proudest, most disagreeable man in the world,
he would never come there again.
a sweet girl, and one whom they would not object to know more of.
how he liked our Meryton assemblies,
whether he did not think there were a great many pretty women in the room, and which he thought the prettiest?
'Oh! the eldest Miss Bennet, beyond a doubt; there cannot be two opinions on that point.'”
he sat close to her for half-an-hour without once opening his lips.”
how he liked Netherfield,
he never speaks much, unless among his intimate acquaintances. With them he is remarkably agreeable.”
though the mother was
intolerable, and the younger sisters not worth speaking to,
a wish of being better acquainted with them
my returning home till I am better.
she had caught a violent cold, and that they must endeavour to get the better of it;
to return to bed,
some draughts.
how much they were grieved, how shocking it was to have a bad cold,
how excessively they disliked being ill themselves;
they knew many women who answered this description,
an express to town for one of the most eminent physicians.
if you ever resolved upon quitting Netherfield you should be gone in five minutes,
Much had been done, and much had been said in the regiment since the preceding Wednesday; several of the officers had dined lately with their uncle, a private had been flogged, and it had actually been hinted that Colonel Forster was going to be married.
in point of true beauty, Miss de Bourgh is far superior to the handsomest of her sex, because there is that in her features which marks the young lady of distinguished birth.
She is unfortunately of a sickly constitution, which has prevented her from making that progress in many accomplishments which she could not have otherwise failed of,
my uncle Phillips talks of turning away Richard; and if he does, Colonel Forster will hire him.
it should not occur again, if he would resume his book;
they were not to send any more draughts to Netherfield because the Miss Bennets were come away,
“stupid, disagreeable fellows.”
I had forfeited all claim to it by extravagance, imprudence
under the greatest obligations to my father's active superintendence,
the most attentive and best of brothers.”
an age since they had met,
what she had been doing with herself since their separation.
he was universally liked.
you hardly ever forgave,
your resentment once created was unappeasable.
does not know the whole of his history, and is quite ignorant of the circumstances which have principally offended Mr. Darcy; but he will vouch for the good conduct, the probity, and honour of his friend,
Mr. Wickham has deserved much less attention from Mr. Darcy than he has received;
it was left to him conditionally only.”
he was so well convinced of Lady Catherine's discernment as to be certain she could never bestow a favour unworthily.
'Mr. Collins, you must marry. A clergyman like you must marry. Choose properly, choose a gentlewoman for my sake; and for your own, let her be an active, useful sort of person, not brought up high, but able to make a small income go a good way. This is my advice. Find such a woman as soon as you can, bring her to Hunsford, and I will visit her.'
none of the party will return into Hertfordshire this winter.
her brother's regret at not having had time to pay his respects to his friends in Hertfordshire before he left the country.
his never returning to Netherfield again, of giving up the house,
she hardly ever does. It is the greatest of favours when Miss de Bourgh comes in.”
to try some other dish,
she was indisposed.
'Lady Catherine,'