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quaint
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Bleak House
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  • All the movables, from the wardrobes to the chairs and tables, hangings, glasses, even to the pincushions and scent-bottles on the dressing-tables, displayed the same quaint variety.
  • Or perhaps it was her being so upright and trim, though I don’t think it was that, because I thought that quaintly pleasant.
  • There is something very touching in the earnestness of the old lady’s voice and in the tremble that goes through her quaint old figure.
  • The alacrity with which Charley brought my bonnet and veil, and having dressed me, quaintly pinned herself into her warm shawl and made herself look like a little old woman, sufficiently expressed her readiness.
  • He was so quaintly cheerful that I could not long be otherwise, and was almost ashamed of having been otherwise at all.
  • And the broad stomacher heaves, and the quaint upright old-fashioned figure bends under its load of affectionate distress.
  • Yielding, therefore, the chair at the bedside to the quaint old housekeeper, Volumnia sits at a table a little removed, sympathetically sighing.

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  • We stayed in a quaint town.
  • Grandma has a quaint, old-fashioned idea of how things should work.

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