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resumption
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Jane Eyre
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  • The upper teachers now punctually resumed their posts: but still, all seemed to wait.
  • Mr. Brocklehurst resumed.
  • Miss Temple got up, took her hand and examined her pulse; then she returned to her own seat: as she resumed it, I heard her sigh low.
  • "Well," resumed Mr. Rochester, "if you disown parents, you must have some sort of kinsfolk: uncles and aunts?"
  • It seemed that sleep and night had resumed their empire.
  • So putting my hand in through the open window, I drew the curtain over it, leaving only an opening through which I could take observations; then I closed the casement, all but a chink just wide enough to furnish an outlet to lovers’ whispered vows: then I stole back to my chair; and as I resumed it the pair came in.
  • I waited till the last deep and full vibration had expired — till the tide of talk, checked an instant, had resumed its flow; I then quitted my sheltered corner and made my exit by the side-door, which was fortunately near.
  • I resumed my notice of you.
  • He now resumed the book with which he had been occupied before tea.
  • So I snuffed the candle and resumed the perusal of "Marmion."
  • I resumed — "Your mother was my father’s sister?"
  • I breathed again: my blood resumed its flow.
  • I resumed a livelier vein of conversation.
  • Having stifled my sobs, wiped my eyes, and muttered something about not being very well that morning, I resumed my task, and succeeded in completing it.
  • As our mutual happiness (i.e., Diana’s, Mary’s, and mine) settled into a quieter character, and we resumed our usual habits and regular studies, St. John stayed more at home: he sat with us in the same room, sometimes for hours together.
  • St. John is a strange being — " She paused — I did not speak: soon she resumed — "That brother of mine cherishes peculiar views of some sort respecting you, I am sure: he has long distinguished you by a notice and interest he never showed to any one else — to what end?
  • After a long silence, she resumed, still whispering — "I am very happy, Jane; and when you hear that I am dead, you must be sure and not grieve: there is nothing to grieve about.
  • Robert Leaven resumed — "Missis had been out of health herself for some time: she had got very stout, but was not strong with it; and the loss of money and fear of poverty were quite breaking her down.
  • He resumed — "And since I am myself poor and obscure, I can offer you but a service of poverty and obscurity.
  • "You must prove your identity of course," resumed St. John presently: "a step which will offer no difficulties; you can then enter on immediate possession.

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  • We hope for a resumption of negotiations.
  • The United Nations vote permits a resumption of trade with the country.

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