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Jane Eyre
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  • I caught scraps of their conversation, from which I was able only too distinctly to infer the main subject discussed.
  • These things and deeds are diametrically opposed: they are as distinct as is vice from virtue.
  • It was a curious laugh; distinct, formal, mirthless.
  • I repeated the question more distinctly.
  • I stopped: the sound ceased, only for an instant; it began again, louder: for at first, though distinct, it was very low.
  • It would be difficult to say: I could not then distinctly say it to myself; yet I had a reason, and a logical, natural reason too.
  • It was very near, but not yet in sight; when, in addition to the tramp, tramp, I heard a rush under the hedge, and close down by the hazel stems glided a great dog, whose black and white colour made him a distinct object against the trees.
  • At that moment I saw the reflection of the visage and features quite distinctly in the dark oblong glass.
  • The devil is in it if you cannot answer distinctly.
  • — when a distinct and near voice said — "The marriage cannot go on: I declare the existence of an impediment."
  • "You live just below — do you mean at that house with the battlements?" pointing to Thornfield Hall, on which the moon cast a hoary gleam, bringing it out distinct and pale from the woods that, by contrast with the western sky, now seemed one mass of shadow.
  • One gleam of light lifted into relief a half-submerged mast, on which sat a cormorant, dark and large, with wings flecked with foam; its beak held a gold bracelet set with gems, that I had touched with as brilliant tints as my palette could yield, and as glittering distinctness as my pencil could impart.
  • I was confirmed in this idea by the fact of her once or twice coming downstairs on very warm sunny afternoons, and being taken by Miss Temple into the garden; but, on these occasions, I was not allowed to go and speak to her; I only saw her from the schoolroom window, and then not distinctly; for she was much wrapped up, and sat at a distance under the verandah.
  • I continued, "You observed it closely and distinctly; but I have no objection to your looking at it again," and I rose and placed it in his hand.
  • But," was slowly, distinctly read, "the fearful, the unbelieving, &c.
  • Daily He announces more distinctly, — ’Surely I come quickly!’ and hourly I more eagerly respond, — ’Amen; even so come, Lord Jesus!’
  • He cannot now see very distinctly: he cannot read or write much; but he can find his way without being led by the hand: the sky is no longer a blank to him — the earth no longer a void.
  • But, sir, when I said so to myself on rising this morning, and when I looked round the room to gather courage and comfort from the cheerful aspect of each familiar object in full daylight, there — on the carpet — I saw what gave the distinct lie to my hypothesis, — the veil, torn from top to bottom in two halves!
  • It began calm — and indeed, as far as delivery and pitch of voice went, it was calm to the end: an earnestly felt, yet strictly restrained zeal breathed soon in the distinct accents, and prompted the nervous language.
  • I try to concentrate my attention on those netting-needles, on the meshes of the purse I am forming — I wish to think only of the work I have in my hands, to see only the silver beads and silk threads that lie in my lap; whereas, I distinctly behold his figure, and I inevitably recall the moment when I last saw it; just after I had rendered him, what he deemed, an essential service, and he, holding my hand, and looking down on my face, surveyed me with eyes that revealed a heart full…
  • He continued, uttering each word distinctly, calmly, steadily, but not loudly — "It simply consists in the existence of a previous marriage.
  • But, having reached this point of conjecture, Mrs. Poole’s square, flat figure, and uncomely, dry, even coarse face, recurred so distinctly to my mind’s eye, that I thought, "No; impossible! my supposition cannot be correct.
  • "My spirit," I answered mentally, "is willing to do what is right; and my flesh, I hope, is strong enough to accomplish the will of Heaven, when once that will is distinctly known to me.
  • …incense on the freezing and sunless air, he went on — "I liked bonbons too in those days, Miss Eyre, and I was croquant — (overlook the barbarism) — croquant chocolate comfits, and smoking alternately, watching meantime the equipages that rolled along the fashionable streets towards the neighbouring opera-house, when in an elegant close carriage drawn by a beautiful pair of English horses, and distinctly seen in the brilliant city-night, I recognised the ’voiture’ I had given Celine.

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  • Martinez and his colleagues identified 21 distinct emotions made by the human face.
  • Two distinct brain networks guide our judgments.

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