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Patterns of Diction in Jane Austen's Major Novels


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he might almost have supposed himself in the small summer breakfast parlour at Rosings;
she had neither been seeing him before, nor thinking of him since, with the smallest degree of unreasonable admiration.
the commonest, dullest, most threadbare topic might be rendered interesting by the skill of the speaker.
how far Netherfield was from Meryton;
how long Mr. Darcy had been staying there.
“A young man, too, like you, whose very countenance may vouch for your being amiable”
it was not of the least importance,
he considered the money as a mere trifle,
she would not make herself uneasy.
her relation was very intimately acquainted with the family of de Bourgh.
he had given a very rational account of it,
describing the civility of Mr. and Mrs . Phillips,
he did not in the least regard his losses at whist,
he crowded his cousins,
Mr. Bingley, if he had been imposed on, would have much to suffer when the affair became public.
she had no disinclination for it.
whether he intended to accept Mr. Bingley's invitation, and if he did, whether he would think it proper to join in the evening's amusement;
to have Mr. Collins instead!
she was selected from among her sisters as worthy of being the mistress of Hunsford Parsonage, and of assisting to form a quadrille table at Rosings, in the absence of more eligible visitors.
Mr. Collins might never make the offer, and till he did, it was useless to quarrel about him.
his being purposely omitted for Mr. Darcy's pleasure in the Bingleys' invitation to the officers;
Wickham had been obliged to go to town on business the day before, and was not yet returned;
not to be a simpleton, and allow her fancy for Wickham to make her appear unpleasant in the eyes of a man of ten times his consequence.
their silence was to last through the two dances,
it would be the greater punishment to her partner to oblige him to talk,
whatever she wished him to say should be said.
if she and her sisters did not very often walk to Meryton.
he had just been so fortunate as to make a most important discovery.
Mr. Darcy would consider his addressing him without introduction as an impertinent freedom, rather than a compliment to his aunt;
it was not in the least necessary there should be any notice on either side;
if it were, it must belong to Mr. Darcy, the superior in consequence, to begin the acquaintance.
had her family made an agreement to expose themselves as much as they could during the evening, it would have been impossible for them to play their parts with more spirit or finer success;
some of the exhibition had escaped his notice,
his feelings were not of a sort to be much distressed by the folly which he must have witnessed.
to stand up with somebody else,
to introduce him to any young lady in the room.
as to dancing, he was perfectly indifferent to it;
his chief object was by delicate attentions to recommend himself to her
he should therefore make a point of remaining close to her the whole evening.
the elegance of their entertainment, and the hospitality and politeness which had marked their behaviour to their guests.
for taking the earliest opportunity of waiting on her, after his return from London, whither he was obliged to go the next day for a short time.
if he persisted in considering her repeated refusals as flattering encouragement, to apply to her father, whose negative might be uttered in such a manner as to be decisive, and whose behavior at least could not be mistaken for the affectation and coquetry of an elegant female.
with the result of which he trusted he had every reason to be satisfied, since the refusal which his cousin had steadfastly given him would naturally flow from her bashful modesty and the genuine delicacy of her character.
it was.
the necessity of his absence had been self-imposed.
of their having just resolved to follow their brother to town directly,
of their meaning to dine that day in Grosvenor Street, where Mr. Hurst had a house.
it was not to be supposed that their absence from Netherfield would prevent Mr. Bingley's being there;
Jane must soon cease to regard it, in the enjoyment of his.
merely the suggestion of Caroline's interested wishes,