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Patterns of Diction in Jane Austen's Major Novels


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to try some other dish,
she was indisposed.
'Lady Catherine,'
'you have given me a treasure.'
Miss de Bourgh's being too hot or too cold, or having too much or too little light.
Mr. Bingley has not much idea of ever returning to Netherfield again?”
“There were some very strong objections against the lady,”
as a certain event, of which the time alone could be undecided.
to promote his advancement in the best manner that his profession might allow — and if he took orders, desired that a valuable family living might be his as soon as it became vacant.
having finally resolved against taking orders, he hoped I should not think it unreasonable for him to expect some more immediate pecuniary advantage, in lieu of the preferment, by which he could not be benefited.
of studying the law, and I must be aware that the interest of one thousand pounds would be a very insufficient support therein.
His circumstances,
were exceedingly bad.
He had found the law a most unprofitable study, and was now absolutely resolved on being ordained, if I would present him to the living in question — of which he trusted there could be little doubt, as he was well assured that I had no other person to provide for, and I could not have forgotten my revered father's intentions.
“Is not this nice? Is not this an agreeable surprise?”
as ugly,
he need not stay.
Lizzy had better have taken Mr. Collins;
“Good Heaven! what is to become of us? What are we to do?”
“How can you be smiling so, Lizzy?”
they now saw Mr. Darcy,
it was ten miles round.
to be infinitely superior to anything they had expected.
there was no other way of accounting for such attentions from such a quarter than by supposing a partiality for their niece.
Miss Darcy was exceedingly proud;
one of them at least knew what it was to love.
the gentleman was overflowing with admiration was evident enough.
she was much better acquainted with Mr. Darcy than they had before any idea of; it was evident that he was very much in love with her.
the authority of a servant who had known him since he was four years old, and whose own manners indicated respectability, was not to be hastily rejected.
pride he probably had, and if not, it would certainly be imputed by the inhabitants of a small market-town where the family did not visit.
he was a liberal man, and did much good among the poor.
such a striking civility as Miss Darcy's in coming to see them on the very day of her arrival at Pemberley, for she had reached it only to a late breakfast, ought to be imitated, though it could not be equalled, by some exertion of politeness on their side; and, consequently, that it would be highly expedient to wait on her at Pemberley the following morning.
she was gone off to Scotland with one of his officers; to own the truth, with Wickham!
Lydia left a few lines for his wife, informing her of
their intention.
Though Lydia's short letter to Mrs. F.
they were going to Gretna Green,
W. never intended to go there, or to marry Lydia at all,
he feared W. was not a man to be trusted.
there was no real occasion for such a seclusion from the family,
she had not prudence enough to hold her tongue before the servants, while they waited at table,
one only of the household, and the one whom they could most trust should comprehend all her fears and solicitude on the subject.
to be in debt to every tradesman in the place, and his intrigues, all honoured with the title of seduction, had been extended into every tradesman's family.
he was the wickedest young man in the world; and everybody began to find out that they had always distrusted the appearance of his goodness.
for who,
will connect themselves with such a family?
more than a thousand pounds would be necessary to clear his expenses at Brighton.
their mother was in all likelihood perfectly ignorant of what had happened.
whether he would not wish them to make it known to her.
he had found out where your sister and Mr. Wickham were,