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  • I had received a formal answer acknowledging its receipt and saying, "We note the contents thereof, which shall be duly communicated to our client."
  • His lordship gave me an indulgent look and acknowledged my curtsy very graciously.
  • The father opened the room door for us and bowed us out in a manner, I must acknowledge, worthy of his shining original.
  • "Yes!" says Mrs. Snagsby, and in a rigid manner acknowledges their presence, still fixing Mr. Snagsby with her eye.
  • The harder because you have been so considerate to me in all other respects and have done me kindnesses that I can never acknowledge.
  • How England can get on through four long summer months without its bar —which is its acknowledged refuge in adversity and its only legitimate triumph in prosperity—is beside the question; assuredly that shield and buckler of Britannia are not in present wear.
  • But he turned and followed when I beckoned to him, and finding that he acknowledged that influence in me, I led the way straight home.
  • Then I shall acknowledge it and make him reparation.
  • It is not an ordinary look that he receives from the handsome face as it goes into the darkness, and it is not an ordinary movement, though a very slight one, that acknowledges his courtesy.
  • "I took the liberty of sending you a note, sir," said I. Mr. Guppy acknowledged the receipt by taking it out of his breastpocket, putting it to his lips, and returning it to his pocket with a bow.
  • I cannot say that I by any means approve of the sentiments expressed by Mr. Rouncewell when he was here for some half-hour in this room, but there was a sense of propriety in his decision which I am glad to acknowledge.
  • Mr. Tulkinghorn, with some shadowy sign of amusement manifesting itself through his self-possession, stands on the hearth-rug with his back to the fire, watching the disappearance of Mr. Smallweed and acknowledging the trooper’s parting salute with one slight nod.
  • She scarcely acknowledges these parting words by any look, but when he has been gone a little while, she rings her bell.
  • But since you mention me so pointedly, I will acknowledge that I should like to impart to you a little of my—come, sir, you are disposed to call it insensibility, and I am sure I have no objection—say insensibility—a little of my insensibility.
  • That was what I meant, I acknowledged, though he was a very harmless person, even when we had had more of him.
  • She manages the money, reproaches the tax-gatherers, appoints the times and places of devotion on Sundays, licenses Mr. Snagsby’s entertainments, and acknowledges no responsibility as to what she thinks fit to provide for dinner, insomuch that she is the high standard of comparison among the neighbouring wives a long way down Chancery Lane on both sides, and even out in Holborn, who in any domestic passages of arms habitually call upon their husbands to look at the difference between…
  • "Why," acknowledged Richard, "that may be true enough, my love.
  • But there are bounds to these things when an unoffending party is in question, and I will acknowledge to you, Tony, that I don’t think your manner on the present occasion is hospitable or quite gentlemanly."

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  • She acknowledged that she might have forgotten.
  • It is important to acknowledge the work of others in one’s own writing.

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