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thus
used in Frankenstein

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  • My spirit will sleep in peace, or if it thinks, it will not surely think thus.
    Chapter 24 (**% in)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Thus far I have gone, tracing a secure way over the pathless seas, the very stars themselves being witnesses and testimonies of my triumph.
    Introductory Letters (50% in)
  • My swelling heart involuntarily pours itself out thus.
    Introductory Letters (51% in)
  • Margaret, if you had seen the man who thus capitulated for his safety, your surprise would have been boundless.
    Introductory Letters (62% in)
  • I understand your feeling," continued he, perceiving that I wished to interrupt him; "but you are mistaken, my friend, if thus you will allow me to name you; nothing can alter my destiny; listen to my history, and you will perceive how irrevocably it is determined."
    Introductory Letters (97% in)
  • Strange and harrowing must be his story, frightful the storm which embraced the gallant vessel on its course and wrecked it—thus!
    Introductory Letters (**% in)
  • And thus for a time I was occupied by exploded systems, mingling, like an unadept, a thousand contradictory theories and floundering desperately in a very slough of multifarious knowledge, guided by an ardent imagination and childish reasoning, till an accident again changed the current of my ideas.
    Chapter 2 (75% in)
  • Thus strangely are our souls constructed, and by such slight ligaments are we bound to prosperity or ruin.
    Chapter 2 (93% in)
  • It was thus that I was to be taught to associate evil with their prosecution, happiness with their disregard.
    Chapter 2 (98% in)
  • Thus ended a day memorable to me; it decided my future destiny.
    Chapter 3 (**% in)
  • The summer months passed while I was thus engaged, heart and soul, in one pursuit.
    Chapter 4 (76% in)
  • ] Continuing thus, I came at length opposite to the inn at which the various diligences and carriages usually stopped.
    Chapter 5 (40% in)
  • Justine, thus received in our family, learned the duties of a servant, a condition which, in our fortunate country, does not include the idea of ignorance and a sacrifice of the dignity of a human being.
    Chapter 6 (22% in)
  • He came to the university with the design of making himself complete master of the oriental languages, and thus he should open a field for the plan of life he had marked out for himself.
    Chapter 6 (72% in)
  • Clerval spoke thus as we hurried through the streets; the words impressed themselves on my mind and I remembered them afterwards in solitude.
    Chapter 7 (27% in)
  • While I was thus engaged, Ernest entered: he had heard me arrive, and hastened to welcome me: "Welcome, my dearest Victor," said he.
    Chapter 7 (71% in)
  • Thus the poor sufferer tried to comfort others and herself.
    Chapter 8 (84% in)
  • Thus I might proclaim myself a madman, but not revoke the sentence passed upon my wretched victim.
    Chapter 8 (93% in)
  • ...your son, your kinsman, your early, much-loved friend; he who would spend each vital drop of blood for your sakes, who has no thought nor sense of joy except as it is mirrored also in your dear countenances, who would fill the air with blessings and spend his life in serving you—he bids you weep, to shed countless tears; happy beyond his hopes, if thus inexorable fate be satisfied, and if the destruction pause before the peace of the grave have succeeded to your sad torments!
    Chapter 8 (98% in)
  • Thus spoke my prophetic soul, as, torn by remorse, horror, and despair, I beheld those I loved spend vain sorrow upon the graves of William and Justine, the first hapless victims to my unhallowed arts.
    Chapter 8 (99% in)
  • Thus not the tenderness of friendship, nor the beauty of earth, nor of heaven, could redeem my soul from woe; the very accents of love were ineffectual.
    Chapter 9 (66% in)
  • How dare you sport thus with life?
    Chapter 10 (55% in)
  • "Thus I relieve thee, my creator," he said, and placed his hated hands before my eyes, which I flung from me with violence; "thus I take from thee a sight which you abhor.
    Chapter 10 (86% in)
  • "Thus I relieve thee, my creator," he said, and placed his hated hands before my eyes, which I flung from me with violence; "thus I take from thee a sight which you abhor.
    Chapter 10 (87% in)
  • But I consented to listen, and seating myself by the fire which my odious companion had lighted, he thus began his tale.
    Chapter 10 (**% in)
  • Having thus arranged my dwelling and carpeted it with clean straw, I retired, for I saw the figure of a man at a distance, and I remembered too well my treatment the night before to trust myself in his power.
    Chapter 11 (63% in)
  • Being thus provided, I resolved to reside in this hovel until something should occur which might alter my determination.
    Chapter 11 (66% in)
  • After he had been employed thus about an hour, the young woman joined him and they entered the cottage together.
    Chapter 11 (88% in)
  • The family, after having been thus occupied for a short time, extinguished their lights and retired, as I conjectured, to rest.
    Chapter 11 (99% in)
  • It was not thus with Felix.
    Chapter 12 (51% in)
  • Some hours passed thus, while they, by their countenances, expressed joy, the cause of which I did not comprehend.
    Chapter 13 (27% in)
  • Felix soon learned that the treacherous Turk, for whom he and his family endured such unheard-of oppression, on discovering that his deliverer was thus reduced to poverty and ruin, became a traitor to good feeling and honour and had quitted Italy with his daughter, insultingly sending Felix a pittance of money to aid him, as he said, in some plan of future maintenance.
    Chapter 14 (74% in)
  • Autumn passed thus.
    Chapter 15 (53% in)
  • Thus would she assuredly act if her darkened eyes opened and she beheld me.
    Chapter 16 (93% in)
  • Thus I returned home, and entering the house, presented myself to the family.
    Chapter 17 (94% in)
  • Yet even thus I loved them to adoration; and to save them, I resolved to dedicate myself to my most abhorred task.
    Chapter 17 (97% in)
  • It was after my return from one of these rambles that my father, calling me aside, thus addressed me, "I am happy to remark, my dear son, that you have resumed your former pleasures and seem to be returning to yourself.
    Chapter 18 (10% in)
  • If you feel thus, we shall assuredly be happy, however present events may cast a gloom over us.
    Chapter 18 (21% in)
  • I must absent myself from all I loved while thus employed.
    Chapter 18 (36% in)
  • This interfered with the solitude I coveted for the prosecution of my task; yet at the commencement of my journey the presence of my friend could in no way be an impediment, and truly I rejoiced that thus I should be saved many hours of lonely, maddening reflection.
    Chapter 18 (44% in)
  • No, it is not thus; your form so divinely wrought, and beaming with beauty, has decayed, but your spirit still visits and consoles your unhappy friend.
    Chapter 18 (93% in)
  • Company was irksome to me; when alone, I could fill my mind with the sights of heaven and earth; the voice of Henry soothed me, and I could thus cheat myself into a transitory peace.
    Chapter 19 (7% in)
  • The latter name made me tremble when pronounced by Henry, and I hastened to quit Matlock, with which that terrible scene was thus associated.
    Chapter 19 (48% in)
  • Thus situated, employed in the most detestable occupation, immersed in a solitude where nothing could for an instant call my attention from the actual scene in which I was engaged, my spirits became unequal; I grew restless and nervous.
    Chapter 19 (94% in)
  • Thus situated, my only resource was to drive before the wind.
    Chapter 20 (73% in)
  • Some hours passed thus; but by degrees, as the sun declined towards the horizon, the wind died away into a gentle breeze and the sea became free from breakers.
    Chapter 20 (79% in)
  • Of what materials was I made that I could thus resist so many shocks, which, like the turning of the wheel, continually renewed the torture?
    Chapter 21 (29% in)
  • It was morning, I remember, when I thus awoke to understanding; I had forgotten the particulars of what had happened and only felt as if some great misfortune had suddenly overwhelmed me; but when I looked around and saw the barred windows and the squalidness of the room in which I was, all flashed across my memory and I groaned bitterly.
    Chapter 21 (30% in)
  • My father had often, during my imprisonment, heard me make the same assertion; when I thus accused myself, he sometimes seemed to desire an explanation, and at others he appeared to consider it as the offspring of delirium, and that, during my illness, some idea of this kind had presented itself to my imagination, the remembrance of which I preserved in my convalescence.
    Chapter 22 (9% in)
  • My dear Victor, do not speak thus.
    Chapter 22 (64% in)
  • But death was no evil to me if the loss of Elizabeth were balanced with it, and I therefore, with a contented and even cheerful countenance, agreed with my father that if my cousin would consent, the ceremony should take place in ten days, and thus put, as I imagined, the seal to my fate.
    Chapter 22 (69% in)
  • Thus Elizabeth endeavoured to divert her thoughts and mine from all reflection upon melancholy subjects.
    Chapter 22 (94% in)
  • My manner as I thus addressed him was impressive but calm; I had formed in my own heart a resolution to pursue my destroyer to death, and this purpose quieted my agony and for an interval reconciled me to life.
    Chapter 23 (75% in)
  • But I fear, from what you have yourself described to be his properties, that this will prove impracticable; and thus, while every proper measure is pursued, you should make up your mind to disappointment.
    Chapter 23 (91% in)
  • My life, as it passed thus, was indeed hateful to me, and it was during sleep alone that I could taste joy.
    Chapter 24 (13% in)
  • The rivers were covered with ice, and no fish could be procured; and thus I was cut off from my chief article of maintenance.
    Chapter 24 (19% in)
  • Some weeks before this period I had procured a sledge and dogs and thus traversed the snows with inconceivable speed.
    Chapter 24 (21% in)
  • The work was soon finished; in a few minutes a tumultuous sea rolled between me and my enemy, and I was left drifting on a scattered piece of ice that was continually lessening and thus preparing for me a hideous death.
    Chapter 24 (32% in)
  • Thus has a week passed away, while I have listened to the strangest tale that ever imagination formed.
    Chapter 24 (40% in)
  • What a glorious creature must he have been in the days of his prosperity, when he is thus noble and godlike in ruin!
    Chapter 24 (43% in)
  • Why, that requires not this preparation; ye need not have come thus far and dragged your captain to the shame of a defeat merely to prove yourselves cowards.
    Chapter 24 (61% in)
  • Thus are my hopes blasted by cowardice and indecision; I come back ignorant and disappointed.
    Chapter 24 (64% in)
  • Urged thus far, I had no choice but to adapt my nature to an element which I had willingly chosen.
    Chapter 24 (85% in)
  • "Oh, it is not thus—not thus," interrupted the being.
    Chapter 24 (87% in)
  • "Oh, it is not thus—not thus," interrupted the being.
    Chapter 24 (87% in)

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