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Bleak House
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  • She was a formidable style of lady with spectacles, a prominent nose, and a loud voice, who had the effect of wanting a great deal of room.
  • I am aware that it is so prominent as to be discoverable immediately.
  • Among them, and prominent in some dispute, was the father of the little child.
  • He was a tall, sallow man with a careworn head on which but little hair remained, a deeply lined face, and prominent eyes.
  • I should have been happy to have made Lady Dedlock a prominent consideration, too, if the case had admitted of it; but unfortunately it does not.
  • Imperceptibly my candles became the only incongruous part of the morning, the dark places in my room all melted away, and the day shone bright upon a cheerful landscape, prominent in which the old Abbey Church, with its massive tower, threw a softer train of shadow on the view than seemed compatible with its rugged character.
  • I think it cannot be too prominently kept before the whole establishment.
  • Jellyby," pursued the lady, always speaking in the same demonstrative, loud, hard tone, so that her voice impressed my fancy as if it had a sort of spectacles on too—and I may take the opportunity of remarking that her spectacles were made the less engaging by her eyes being what Ada called "choking eyes," meaning very prominent—"Mrs.
  • My Lady’s maid is a Frenchwoman of two and thirty, from somewhere in the southern country about Avignon and Marseilles, a large-eyed brown woman with black hair who would be handsome but for a certain feline mouth and general uncomfortable tightness of face, rendering the jaws too eager and the skull too prominent.
  • "Found out, I mean," said Mrs. Pardiggle, "the prominent point in my character.

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  • She is a prominent member of our community.
  • The committee has many prominent members, so its findings will be respected.

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