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Bleak House
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  • I clearly perceived, too, that Ada shared my feelings.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Skimpole perceives them.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "He takes it, though!" I involuntarily returned for answer that I perceived Mr. Bucket knew him.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It requires no discernment to perceive that he is warmed and refreshed.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Looking at the corner, I plainly perceived the mark of Mr. Jellyby's head against the wall.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He seemed to want to hide that he did this on our account, but we perceived that he did, and thanked him.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • My guardian's delicacy had soon perceived this and had tried to convey to her that he thought she was right.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • 'Now, madam,' said I, 'I clearly perceive—and indeed I know, to boot—that your son loves my ward.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Let them but once clearly perceive that its grand principle is to make business for itself at their expense, and surely they will cease to grumble.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Business has prevented me from mixing much with general society in any but a professional character; still I trust I am competent to perceive that she is a highly genteel young lady.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He is a town-made article, of small stature and weazen features, but may be perceived from a considerable distance by means of his very tall hat.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • At this juncture we perceived Mr. Kenge coming out of court with an affable dignity upon him, listening to Mr. Vholes, who was deferential and carried his own bag.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Here she again looked at me, and I now perceived from her glances at the door and at me, by turns, that she wished us to retire and to await her following us outside the prison.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Fortunately his elder sister perceives the cause of the agitation in Mrs. Bagnet's breast and with an admonitory poke recalls him.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Many solitary figures he perceives creeping through the streets; many solitary figures out on heaths, and roads, and lying under haystacks.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Foul and filthy as the room is, foul and filthy as the air is, it is not easy to perceive what fumes those are which most oppress the senses in it; but through the general sickliness and faintness, and the odour of stale tobacco, there comes into the lawyer's mouth the bitter, vapid taste of opium.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • But not perceiving this quite plainly—only seeing it by halves in a confused way—the laity sometimes suffer in peace and pocket, with a bad grace, and DO grumble very much.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • As the door chanced to be standing open, Mr. Woodcourt was in his presence for some moments without being perceived, and he told me that he never could forget the haggardness of his face and the dejection of his manner before he was aroused from his dream.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Other solitaries he perceives, in nooks of bridges, looking over; and in shadowed places down by the river's level; and a dark, dark, shapeless object drifting with the tide, more solitary than all, clings with a drowning hold on his attention.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He perceives with astonishment that supposing the present government to be overthrown, the limited choice of the Crown, in the formation of a new ministry, would lie between Lord Coodle and Sir Thomas Doodle—supposing it to be impossible for the Duke of Foodle to act with Goodle, which may be assumed to be the case in consequence of the breach arising out of that affair with Hoodle.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Coavinses?" cried Mr. Skimpole, at length perceiving what he meant.  (not reviewed by editor)

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