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Mansfield Park
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animate   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 30 uses
1  —27 uses as in:
animated by her strong belief
I do desire that you will not be making her really unhappy; a little love, perhaps, may animate and do her good, but I will not have you plunge her deep, for she is as good a little creature as ever lived, and has a great deal of feeling.
animate = make more lively
DefinitionGenerally this sense of animate means:
inspire, make more lively, or bring to life
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Book27 uses
Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 15
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2  —3 uses as in:
animate v. inanimate
...and before he can get your heart for his own use he has to unfasten it from all the holds upon things animate and inanimate, which so many years' growth have confirmed, and which are considerably tightened for the moment by the very idea of separation.
animate = alive
DefinitionGenerally this sense of animate means:
alive; or (more rarely) an animal—not a plant; or (more rarely still) the degree to which as an animal feels and thinks
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Book3 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 35
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consequence   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 54 uses
1  —27 uses as in:
a direct consequence of
And the consequence was, that Fanny, strange as it was—strange, awkward, and distressing—found herself and Susan, within ten minutes, walking towards the High Street with Mr. Crawford.
consequence = a result of something
DefinitionGenerally this sense of consequence means:
a result of something (usually an undesired side effect)
Word Statistics
Book27 uses
Library21 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 100
1st useChapter 1
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2  —27 uses as in:
of little consequence
The doubts and alarms as to her own conduct, which had previously distressed her, and which had all slept while she listened to him, were become of little consequence now.
consequence = importance or significance
DefinitionGenerally this sense of consequence means:
importance or relevance
Word Statistics
Book27 uses
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 1000
1st useChapter 3
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countenance   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 3 uses
1  —1 use as in:
a pleasant countenance
a countenance of delight
countenance = facial expression
DefinitionGenerally this sense of countenance means:
facial expression; or face; or composure
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Book1 uses
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 8
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2  —2 uses as in:
giving countenance
imploring their countenance as sponsors to the expected child
countenance = show of favor
DefinitionGenerally this sense of countenance means:
to tolerate, approve, or show favor or support
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Book2 uses
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 48
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defer
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
deferred the decision
...he had actually written home to defer his return, having promised to remain some days longer with his friend.
defer = postpone (put off until later)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of defer means:
postpone (hold off until a later time)
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Book1 uses
Library1 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 1000
1st useChapter 29
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disposition
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
a kind disposition
In everything but disposition they were admirably taught.
disposition = normal mood and personality
DefinitionGenerally this sense of disposition means:
someone's normal mood or personality
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Book1 uses
Library1 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2
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entreat
30 uses
Say no more against it, I entreat you.
entreat = ask
DefinitionGenerally entreat means:
to ask or attempt to persuade — especially while trying hard to overcome resistance
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Book30 uses
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 34
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forbearance
11 uses
Was there one of the family, excepting Edmund, who had not in some way or other continually exercised her patience and forbearance?
forbearance = patience, tolerance, or self-control
DefinitionGenerally forbearance means:
refraining (holding back) from acting

or:

patience, tolerance, or self-control
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Book11 uses
Library1 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 19
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inclined
8 uses
1  —8 uses as in:
I'm inclined to
He had vanity, which strongly inclined him ... to think she did love him,
inclined = tended (created an attitude in)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of inclined means:
a tendency; in the mood; or an attitude that favors something
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Book8 uses
Library9 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 500
1st useChapter 17
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indulgent
30 uses
I can see no reason why she should be denied the indulgence. [allowing Fanny to go to Mrs. Grant's for dinner]
indulgence = a special pleasure (something enjoyed)
DefinitionGenerally indulgent means:
to treat with extra kindness or tolerance
Word Statistics
Book30 uses
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 1000
1st useChapter 11
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matrimony
18 uses
Nobody can think more highly of the matrimonial state than myself.
matrimonial = marriage (or related to marriage)
DefinitionGenerally matrimony means:
the state of being a married
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Book18 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 4
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oblige   (3 meanings)
3 meanings, 93 uses
1  —57 uses as in:
I am obliged by law.
Fanny felt obliged to speak.
obliged = required (obligated) to do something
DefinitionGenerally this sense of oblige means:
require (obligate) to do something
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Book57 uses
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1
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2  —16 uses as in:
I obliged her every request.
"You must oblige us," said he, "indeed you must."
oblige = grant a favor to someone
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Book16 uses
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2
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3  —20 uses as in:
I'm much obliged for your kindness.
Oh, Mr. Crawford, we are infinitely obliged to you!
obliged = grateful or indebted
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Book20 uses
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 3
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reproach
22 uses
Anything might be bearable rather than such reproaches.
reproaches = criticisms
DefinitionGenerally reproach means:
a criticism; or to express criticism
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Book22 uses
Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 25
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resolve
10 uses
1  —10 uses as in:
I resolved to stop drinking.
"Those who see quickly, will resolve quickly, and act quickly," said Julia.
resolve = decide
DefinitionGenerally this sense of resolve means:
to decide — typically a firm or formal decision
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Book10 uses
Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 1000
1st useChapter 13
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trifle with   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 29 uses
1  —3 uses as in:
trifle with her affections
The sisters, handsome, clever, and encouraging, were an amusement to his sated mind; and finding nothing in Norfolk to equal the social pleasures of Mansfield, he gladly returned to it at the time appointed, and was welcomed thither quite as gladly by those whom he came to trifle with further.
trifle with = treat thoughtlessly or without respect
DefinitionGenerally this sense of trifle with means:
to treat somebody or something thoughtlessly or without respect
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Book3 uses
Library1 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 17
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2  —26 uses as in:
a trifling matter
The fatigue, too, of so long a journey, became soon no trifling evil.
trifling = something of small importance; or a small quantity
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Book26 uses
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2
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