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Wuthering Heights
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  • He saw the master first, and made a hasty motion that she should be silent; which she obeyed, abruptly, on discovering the reason of his intimation.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • She bent round to look at him; he would not permit it: turning abruptly, he walked to the fireplace, where he stood, silent, with his back towards us.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Not because I need it, but ' He turned abruptly to the fire, and continued, with what, for lack of a better word, I must call a smile 'I'll tell you what I did yesterday! I got the sexton, who was digging Linton's grave, to remove the earth off her coffin lid, and I opened it.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The abrupt descent of Penistone Crags particularly attracted her notice; especially when the setting sun shone on it and the topmost heights, and the whole extent of landscape besides lay in shadow.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He hung about me for a while, and having screwed up his courage, exclaimed abruptly 'Nelly, make me decent, I'm going to be good.'  (not reviewed by editor)

  • And so it was: he turned abruptly, hastened into the house again, shut the door behind him; and when I went in a while after to inform them that Earnshaw had come home rabid drunk, ready to pull the whole place about our ears (his ordinary frame of mind in that condition), I saw the quarrel had merely effected a closer intimacy had broken the outworks of youthful timidity, and enabled them to forsake the disguise of friendship, and confess themselves lovers.  (not reviewed by editor)

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