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resumption
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Definition
beginning again
  • Presently, she resumed her staring round the room.
    1.13 -- Book 1 Chapter 13 -- Rachael (69% in)
resumed = began again
  • 'Her father always had it in his head,' resumed Childers, feigning unconsciousness of Mr. Bounderby's existence, 'that she was to be taught the deuce-and-all of education.
    1.6 -- Book 1 Chapter 6 -- Sleary's Horsemanship (43% in)
  • 'You are more useful to my mother, and more pleasant with her than I can ever be,' Louisa resumed.
    1.9 -- Book 1 Chapter 9 -- Sissy's Progress (20% in)
  • Sissy resumed in a lower voice.
    1.9 -- Book 1 Chapter 9 -- Sissy's Progress (78% in)
  • Mr. Bounderby resumed, as a valedictory address.
    1.11 -- Book 1 Chapter 11 -- No Way Out (91% in)
  • 'I will stay here, Stephen,' said Rachael, quietly resuming her seat, 'till the bells go Three.
    1.13 -- Book 1 Chapter 13 -- Rachael (25% in)
  • Mrs. Sparsit sedately resumed her work and occasionally gave a small cough, which sounded like the cough of conscious strength and forbearance.
    1.16 -- Book 1 Chapter 16 -- Husband and Wife (35% in)
  • 'Well, ma'am,' resumed Bounderby, 'under these circumstances, I imagine it would not be agreeable to a character like yours to remain here, though you would be very welcome here.'
    1.16 -- Book 1 Chapter 16 -- Husband and Wife (37% in)
  • 'Besides which, ma'am,' resumed Bitzer, while he was polishing the table, 'he looks to me as if he gamed.'
    2.1 -- Book 2 Chapter 1 -- Effects in the Bank (95% in)
  • 'When you were my age,' resumed Tom, 'you hadn't a wrong balance to get right, and hadn't to dress afterwards.'
    2.2 -- Book 2 Chapter 2 -- Mr. James Harthouse (90% in)
  • 'No,' she resumed, quite interested, 'he has never been abroad yet, and was educated here, at home.
    2.2 -- Book 2 Chapter 2 -- Mr. James Harthouse (93% in)
  • 'How 'tis, ma'am,' resumed Stephen, appearing still to find his natural refuge in Louisa's face, 'that what is best in us fok, seems to turn us most to trouble an' misfort'n an' mistake, I dunno.
    2.5 -- Book 2 Chapter 5 -- Men and Masters (42% in)
  • Bounderby,' he resumed, in a lighter manner, and yet with a show of effort in assuming it, which was even more expressive than the manner he dismissed; 'it is no irrevocable offence in a young fellow of your brother's years, if he is heedless, inconsiderate, and expensive — a little dissipated, in the common phrase.
    2.7 -- Book 2 Chapter 7 -- Gunpowder (39% in)
  • No. He resumed where he had left off.
    2.8 -- Book 2 Chapter 8 -- Explosion (9% in)
  • 'A hundred and fifty odd pound,' resumed Mr. Bounderby.
    2.8 -- Book 2 Chapter 8 -- Explosion (26% in)
  • Then, resumed his discourse.
    2.8 -- Book 2 Chapter 8 -- Explosion (44% in)
  • 'In short,' resumed Tom, as if he had made up his mind, 'if you come to that, perhaps I was so far from being altogether in his favour, that I took him outside the door to tell him quietly, that I thought he might consider himself very well off to get such a windfall as he had got from my sister, and that I hoped he would make good use of it.
    2.8 -- Book 2 Chapter 8 -- Explosion (93% in)
  • He then returned with promptitude to the national cinder-heap, and resumed his sifting for the odds and ends he wanted, and his throwing of the dust about into the eyes of other people who wanted other odds and ends — in fact resumed his parliamentary duties.
    2.11 -- Book 2 Chapter 11 -- Lower and Lower (2% in)
  • He then returned with promptitude to the national cinder-heap, and resumed his sifting for the odds and ends he wanted, and his throwing of the dust about into the eyes of other people who wanted other odds and ends — in fact resumed his parliamentary duties.
    2.11 -- Book 2 Chapter 11 -- Lower and Lower (3% in)
  • 'You spoke,' he resumed, as she raised her eyes to him again, 'of your first object.
    3.2 -- Book 3 Chapter 2 -- Very Ridiculous (69% in)
  • 'Now, as you showed me in your face, Tom Gradgrind, that you wanted to speak to me,' he resumed, 'here I am.
    3.3 -- Book 3 Chapter 3 -- Very Decided (32% in)
  • At five minutes past twelve o'clock next day, he directed Mrs. Bounderby's property to be carefully packed up and sent to Tom Gradgrind's; advertised his country retreat for sale by private contract; and resumed a bachelor life.
    3.3 -- Book 3 Chapter 3 -- Very Decided (**% in)
  • Consequently, in the first few weeks of his resumed bachelorhood, he even advanced upon his usual display of bustle, and every day made such a rout in renewing his investigations into the robbery, that the officers who had it in hand almost wished it had never been committed.
    3.4 -- Book 3 Chapter 4 -- Lost (3% in)
  • Mr. Bounderby, very red and uncomfortable, resumed: 'It appears to me, ma'am, I say, that a different sort of establishment altogether would bring out a lady of your powers.
    3.9 -- Book 3 Chapter 9 -- Final (35% in)

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