To better see all uses of the word
Great Expectations
please enable javascript.

Used In
Great Expectations
Go to Book Vocabulary
Go to Word Detail
  • Therefore I resolved to put my hunk of bread and butter down the leg of my trousers.
  • Therefore, I naturally pointed to Mrs. Joe, and put my mouth into the form of saying, "her?"
  • Joe and I going to church, therefore, must have been a moving spectacle for compassionate minds.
  • I entered, therefore, and found myself in a pretty large room, well lighted with wax candles.
  • To the Three Jolly Bargemen, therefore, I directed my steps.
  • Therefore, I followed him without a word, to a retired nook of the garden, formed by the junction of two walls and screened by some rubbish.
  • I therefore observed I was not quite sure of that.
  • "Well, Pip, you know," replied Joe, as if that were a little unreasonable, "you yourself see me put ’cause in my ’at, and therefore you know as they are here."
  • Therefore, I was not only odd-boy about the forge, but if any neighbor happened to want an extra boy to frighten birds, or pick up stones, or do any such job, I was favored with the employment.
  • Under the circumstances, I felt that Joe could hardly fail to discern in the pale young gentleman, an appropriate passenger to be put into the black velvet coach; therefore, I said nothing of him.
  • Therefore, I made no remark on Joe’s first head; merely saying as to his second, that the tidings had indeed come suddenly, but that I had always wanted to be a gentleman, and had often and often speculated on what I would do, if I were one.
  • I therefore told him my small story, and laid stress on my being forbidden to inquire who my benefactor was.
  • I received this letter by the post on Monday morning, and therefore its appointment was for next day.
  • Therefore we had sat, feeling keenly for him, but laughing, nevertheless, from ear to ear.
  • I therefore got up and put on my clothes, and went out across the yard into the long stone passage, designing to gain the outer courtyard and walk there for the relief of my mind.
  • "And therefore," I went on, "with your leave, I will suggest that we hold no kind of communication in future."
  • Therefore I glanced at him as we walked on together, but said nothing.
  • It was a consequence of his hurt that he spoke so low as to be scarcely audible; therefore he spoke very little.
  • I call upon you, sir, therefore, to pint out the good.’
  • I work pretty hard for a sufficient living, and therefore—yes, I do well.
  • Therefore, when Herbert and I sat down with him by his fire, I asked him first of all whether he relied on Wemmick’s judgment and sources of information?
  • Herbert said he thought it would be kind to do so; therefore I invited him, and he went to Barnard’s with us, wrapped up to the eyes, and we did our best for him, and he sat until two o’clock in the morning, reviewing his success and developing his plans.
  • As there seemed to be a tacit understanding that the Aged was not in a presentable state, and was therefore to be considered invisible, I made a pretence of being in complete ignorance of these proceedings.
  • Therefore, I had sent him the unopened pocket-book by Herbert, to hold in his own keeping, and I felt a kind of satisfaction—whether it was a false kind or a true, I hardly know—in not having profited by his generosity since his revelation of himself.
  • Choking and boiling as I was, I felt that we could not go a word further, without introducing Estella’s name, which I could not endure to hear him utter; and therefore I looked stonily at the opposite wall, as if there were no one present, and forced myself to silence.
  • Therefore, fearing he should be called upon to depose about this destroyed child, and so be the cause of her death, he hid himself (much as he grieved for the child), kept himself dark, as he says, out of the way and out of the trial, and was only vaguely talked of as a certain man called Abel, out of whom the jealousy arose.
  • For all these reasons (I told Wemmick), and because he was my young companion and friend, and I had a great affection for him, I wished my own good fortune to reflect some rays upon him, and therefore I sought advice from Wemmick’s experience and knowledge of men and affairs, how I could best try with my resources to help Herbert to some present income,—say of a hundred a year, to keep him in good hope and heart,—and gradually to buy him on to some small partnership.
  • I therefore hit out at him and was going to hit out again, when he said, "Aha!
  • At about six o’clock of the morning, therefore, I leaned over her and touched her lips with mine, just as they said, not stopping for being touched, "Take the pencil and write under my name, ’I forgive her.’

  • There are no more uses of "therefore" in the book.

    Show samples from other sources
  • Kim is taller than Ashley. Ashley is taller than Anna. Therefore, Kim is taller than Anna.
  • It has not been approved for use in this country. Therefore, you cannot buy it here.

  • Go to more samples
Go to Book Vocabulary . . . enhancing vocabulary while reading