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Jane Eyre
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  • Her relatives encouraged me; competitors piqued me; she allured me: a marriage was achieved almost before I knew where I was.
  • But as matters really stood, to watch Miss Ingram’s efforts at fascinating Mr. Rochester, to witness their repeated failure — herself unconscious that they did fail; vainly fancying that each shaft launched hit the mark, and infatuatedly pluming herself on success, when her pride and self-complacency repelled further and further what she wished to allure — to witness THIS, was to be at once under ceaseless excitation and ruthless restraint.

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  • Against her better judgement, she let herself be allured.
  • There was nothing to allure her now; duty would be easy, and all the old calm purposes would reign peacefully once more.
    Eliot, George  --  The Mill on the Floss

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