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elicit
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Jane Eyre
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  • I wiped my tears and hushed my sobs, fearful lest any sign of violent grief might waken a preternatural voice to comfort me, or elicit from the gloom some haloed face, bending over me with strange pity.
  • Mrs. Dent here bent over to the pious lady and whispered something in her ear; I suppose, from the answer elicited, it was a reminder that one of the anathematised race was present.
  • I had calculated with certainty on this step answering my end: I felt sure it would elicit an early answer.
  • I have proved you in that time by sundry tests: and what have I seen and elicited?
  • I have seen in his face a far different expression from that which hardens it now while she is so vivaciously accosting him; but then it came of itself: it was not elicited by meretricious arts and calculated manoeuvres; and one had but to accept it — to answer what he asked without pretension, to address him when needful without grimace — and it increased and grew kinder and more genial, and warmed one like a fostering sunbeam.

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  • Her comments elicited public outrage.
  • Her comment elicited loud applause from the audience.

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