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Jane Eyre
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taunt
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Jane Eyre
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  • I wrestled with my own resolution: I wanted to be weak that I might avoid the awful passage of further suffering I saw laid out for me; and Conscience, turned tyrant, held Passion by the throat, told her tauntingly, she had yet but dipped her dainty foot in the slough, and swore that with that arm of iron he would thrust her down to unsounded depths of agony.

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  • She used Twitter to taunt the opposing candidate.
  • Don’t let their taunts get to you.

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