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portfolio
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Jane Eyre
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  • As I was going upstairs to fetch my portfolio and pencils, Mrs. Fairfax called to me: "Your morning school-hours are over now, I suppose," said she.
  • I brought the portfolio from the library.

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  • Mrs. Fairfax folded up her knitting: I took my portfolio: we curtseyed to him, received a frigid bow in return, and so withdrew.
  • One day he had had company to dinner, and had sent for my portfolio; in order, doubtless, to exhibit its contents: the gentlemen went away early, to attend a public meeting at Millcote, as Mrs. Fairfax informed me; but the night being wet and inclement, Mr. Rochester did not accompany them.
  • Well, fetch me your portfolio, if you can vouch for its contents being original; but don’t pass your word unless you are certain: I can recognise patchwork."
  • I had scarce tied the strings of the portfolio, when, looking at his watch, he said abruptly — "It is nine o’clock: what are you about, Miss Eyre, to let Adele sit up so long?

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as in: a leather portfolio Define
a large, flat, thin case for carrying papers, drawings, etc.
as in: showed her creative portfolio Define
a set of pieces of creative work collected as an example of work
as in: investment portfolio Define
all the investments held by an individual or organization
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