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discriminate
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Jane Eyre
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discriminate
Used in
Jane Eyre
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  • I listened long: suddenly I discovered that my ear was wholly intent on analysing the mingled sounds, and trying to discriminate amidst the confusion of accents those of Mr. Rochester; and when it caught them, which it soon did, it found a further task in framing the tones, rendered by distance inarticulate, into words.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I put out my hand to feel the dark mass before me: I discriminated the rough stones of a low wall above it, something like palisades, and within, a high and prickly hedge.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • As his curate, his comrade, all would be right: I would cross oceans with him in that capacity; toil under Eastern suns, in Asian deserts with him in that office; admire and emulate his courage and devotion and vigour; accommodate quietly to his masterhood; smile undisturbed at his ineradicable ambition; discriminate the Christian from the man: profoundly esteem the one, and freely forgive the other.  (not reviewed by editor)

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