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engender
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David Copperfield
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  • I had been out, one day, loitering somewhere, in the listless, meditative manner that my way of life engendered, when...
  • It is very possible that it had been in my mind a long time, and had gradually engendered my determination.
  • But I know in what it is engendered, Trotwood, — in how true a remembrance of our having grown up together, and in how true an interest in all relating to you.
  • And he takes,’ said my mother, with the tears which were engendered in her affectionate nature, stealing down her face, ’he takes great pains with me; and I ought to be very thankful to him, and very submissive to him even in my thoughts; and when I am not, Peggotty, I worry and condemn myself, and feel doubtful of my own heart, and don’t know what to do.’
  • I had never doubted his meanness, his craft and malice; but I fully comprehended now, for the first time, what a base, unrelenting, and revengeful spirit, must have been engendered by this early, and this long, suppression.
  • Such speculations as it engendered within me I kept to myself, and those were faint enough.

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  • The police in Mexico don’t engender confidence.
  • The sincerity of her apology engendered forgiveness.

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