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bankrupt
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Jane Eyre
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bankrupt
Used in
Jane Eyre
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  • Mr. St. John, when he grew up, would go to college and be a parson; and the girls, as soon as they left school, would seek places as governesses: for they had told her their father had some years ago lost a great deal of money by a man he had trusted turning bankrupt; and as he was now not rich enough to give them fortunes, they must provide for themselves.  (not reviewed by editor)

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