- He seemed scarcely to hear her, and was walking up and down the room in earnest meditation, his brow contracted, his air gloomy.Chapter 46 (60% in)
- Mr. Gardiner would be prevented by business from setting out till a fortnight later in July, and must be in London again within a month, and as that left too short a period for them to go so far, and see so much as they had proposed, or at least to see it with the leisure and comfort they had built on, they were obliged to give up the Lakes, and substitute a more contracted tour, and, according to the present plan, were to go no farther northwards than Derbyshire.Chapter 42 (56% in)
- They crossed it by a simple bridge, in character with the general air of the scene; it was a spot less adorned than any they had yet visited; and the valley, here contracted into a glen, allowed room only for the stream, and a narrow walk amidst the rough coppice-wood which bordered it.Chapter 43 (61% in)
There are no more uses of "contract" in Pride and Prejudice.
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