It would have rankled in me more than it did, if I had not regarded myself as eliciting it by being so set apart for her and assigned to her.
It troubled me that there should have been a lurker on the stairs, on that night of all nights in the year, and I asked the watchman, on the chance of eliciting some hopeful explanation as I handed him a dram at the door, whether he had admitted at his gate any gentleman who had perceptibly been dining out?
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Her comments elicited public outrage.
Her comment elicited loud applause from the audience.