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wax
used in Wuthering Heights

7 uses
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  • Catherine was waxing cross at this; but he found means to make her hold her tongue, by asking how she would like HIM to speak ill of her father?
    Chapter 33 (50% in)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • I'll have you all modelled in wax and clay! and the first who passes the limits I fix shall — I'll not say what he shall be done to — but, you'll see!
    Chapter 2 (71% in)
  • I suppose Catherine fulfilled her project, for the next sentence took up another subject: she waxed lachrymose.
    Chapter 3 (24% in)
  • Little Hareton, who followed me everywhere, and was sitting near me on the floor, at seeing my tears commenced crying himself, and sobbed out complaints against 'wicked aunt Cathy,' which drew her fury on to his unlucky head: she seized his shoulders, and shook him till the poor child waxed livid, and Edgar thoughtlessly laid hold of her hands to deliver him.
    Chapter 8 (84% in)
  • Hareton and the woman laughed, and she joined them, and waxed more impertinent still; till I cried, in great irritation, — 'Well, Miss Cathy, if you were aware whose house this is you'd be glad enough to get out.'
    Chapter 18 (59% in)
  • This promise poorly pacified her; but time was more potent; and though still at intervals she inquired of her father when Linton would return, before she did see him again his features had waxed so dim in her memory that she did not recognise him.
    Chapter 21 (1% in)
  • My companion waxed serious at hearing this speech.
    Chapter 23 (85% in)

There are no more uses of "wax" in Wuthering Heights.

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