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Pride and Prejudice
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  • They were within twenty yards of each other, and so abrupt was his appearance, that it was impossible to avoid his sight.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • She was very equal, therefore, to address Mr. Bingley on the subject of the ball, and abruptly reminded him of his promise; adding, that it would be the most shameful thing in the world if he did not keep it.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The hill, crowned with wood, which they had descended, receiving increased abruptness from the distance, was a beautiful object.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • This was spoken jestingly; but it appeared to her so just a picture of Mr. Darcy, that she would not trust herself with an answer, and therefore, abruptly changing the conversation talked on indifferent matters until they reached the Parsonage.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • They gradually ascended for half-a-mile, and then found themselves at the top of a considerable eminence, where the wood ceased, and the eye was instantly caught by Pemberley House, situated on the opposite side of a valley, into which the road with some abruptness wound.  (not reviewed by editor)

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