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Jane Eyre
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Jane Eyre
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  • This done, he moved with slow step and abstracted air towards a door in the wall bordering the orchard.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He replied not: he seemed serious abstracted; he sighed; he half-opened his lips as if to speak: he closed them again.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • This was said with a careless, abstracted indifference, which showed that my solicitude was, at least in his opinion, wholly superfluous.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • But besides his frequent absences, there was another barrier to friendship with him: he seemed of a reserved, an abstracted, and even of a brooding nature.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • In the resolute readiness with which you cut your wealth into four shares, keeping but one to yourself, and relinquishing the three others to the claim of abstract justice, I recognised a soul that revelled in the flame and excitement of sacrifice.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Jumping over forms, and creeping under tables, I made my way to one of the fire-places; there, kneeling by the high wire fender, I found Burns, absorbed, silent, abstracted from all round her by the companionship of a book, which she read by the dim glare of the embers.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "I suppose, now," said Miss Ingram, curling her lip sarcastically, "we shall have an abstract of the memoirs of all the governesses extant: in order to avert such a visitation, I again move the introduction of a new topic.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: abstract art
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