- Em'ly, indeed, said little all the evening; but she looked, and listened, and her face got animated, and she was charming.Chapters 19-21 (96% in)
- When she was gone, Mr. Peggotty, who had not exhibited a trace of any feeling but the profoundest sympathy, looked round upon us, and nodding his head with a lively expression of that sentiment still animating his face, said in a whisper: 'She's been thinking of the old 'un!'Chapters 1-3 (93% in)
- 'Contrary ways, please God!' cried Peggotty, with great animation.Chapters 10-12 (4% in)
- After delivering this speech all in a breath, and with extraordinary animation and pleasure, Mr. Peggotty put one of his large hands rapturously on each side of his niece's face, and kissing it a dozen times, laid it with a gentle pride and love upon his broad chest, and patted it as if his hand had been a lady's.Chapters 19-21 (87% in)
- Its only sign of animation was to shrink from mine; and then she glided from the chair, and creeping to the other side of her uncle, bowed herself, silently and trembling still, upon his breast.Chapters 28-30 (92% in)
- 'I could not receive it as a gift,' said Mr. Micawber, full of fire and animation, 'but if a sufficient sum could be advanced, say at five per cent interest, per annum, upon my personal liability — say my notes of hand, at twelve, eighteen, and twenty-four months, respectively, to allow time for something to turn up —'Chapters 52-54 (52% in)
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