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negate
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Middlemarch
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  • It was perhaps this negation in the Doctor which made his neighbors call him hard-headed and dry-witted; conditions of texture which were also held favorable to the storing of judgments connected with drugs.
  • And in any case, even supposing negations which only a morbid distrust could imagine, Fred had always (at that time) his father’s pocket as a last resource, so that his assets of hopefulness had a sort of gorgeous superfluity about them.
  • He would never have been easy to call his action anything else than duty; but in this case, contending motives thrust him back into negations.
  • Or a benefactor’s veto might impose such a negation on a man’s life that the consequent blank might be more cruel than the benefaction was generous.
  • For his own part he said to himself that he loved her as tenderly as ever, and could make up his mind to her negations; but—well!
  • As for him, the need of accommodating himself to her nature, which was inflexible in proportion to its negations, held him as with pincers.
  • In reality, however, she was intensely aware of Lydgate’s voice and movements; and her pretty good-tempered air of unconsciousness was a studied negation by which she satisfied her inward opposition to him without compromise of propriety.

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  • Her apology is welcome, but does not negate her inexperience.
  • The contract was negated by bankruptcy.

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