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solecism
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Jane Eyre
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  • Your garb and manner were restricted by rule; your air was often diffident, and altogether that of one refined by nature, but absolutely unused to society, and a good deal afraid of making herself disadvantageously conspicuous by some solecism or blunder; yet when addressed, you lifted a keen, a daring, and a glowing eye to your interlocutor’s face: there was penetration and power in each glance you gave; when plied by close questions, you found ready and round answers.

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  • Don’t mistake her solecisms for a lack of intelligence.
  • a good deal afraid of making herself disadvantageously conspicuous by some solecism or blunder
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre

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