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  • She was much gratified; and both her hands being occupied, patted me on the head with her whip.
  • My aunt was as happy as I was, in the arrangement made for me; and we went down to the drawing-room again, well pleased and gratified.
  • I feel at once that he is a friend of the family, and am much gratified.
  • It’s very gratifying and agreeable to me, I am sure; but don’t you think you could do better?
  • I found everything in a satisfactory state at the cottage; and was enabled to gratify my aunt exceedingly by reporting that the tenant inherited her feud, and waged incessant war against donkeys.
  • — and it gratifies me beyond expression to find them in such good spirits.
  • ’I understand,’ said I. ’— Or to Mrs. Crewler — it would be the utmost gratification of my wishes, to be a parent to the girls.
  • ’Well!’ said Mr. Creakle, ’this is very gratifying.
  • I would give them D.!’ which so excited and gratified Mr. Micawber, that he ran with a glass of punch into my bedroom, in order that Mrs. Micawber might drink D., who drank it with enthusiasm, crying from within, in a shrill voice, ’Hear, hear!
  • Which gratified Mr. Dick so much, that he went at it again with greater vigour than before.
  • A most remarkable circumstance is, that I really don’t think he grasped this sum even so much for the gratification of his avarice, which was inordinate, as in the hatred he felt for Copperfield.
  • ’He says besides,’ she observed, with a slow curling of her lip, ’that his master, as he hears, is coasting Spain; and this done, is away to gratify his seafaring tastes till he is weary.
  • My son, who has been the object of my life, to whom its every thought has been devoted, whom I have gratified from a child in every wish, from whom I have had no separate existence since his birth, — to take up in a moment with a miserable girl, and avoid me!
  • Above all, I found that the most professing men were the greatest objects of interest; and that their conceit, their vanity, their want of excitement, and their love of deception (which many of them possessed to an almost incredible extent, as their histories showed), all prompted to these professions, and were all gratified by them.
  • A murmur, partly of gratification at Twenty Seven’s celestial state of mind, and partly of indignation against the Contractor who had given him any cause of complaint (a note of which was immediately made by Mr. Creakle), having subsided, Twenty Seven stood in the midst of us, as if he felt himself the principal object of merit in a highly meritorious museum.
  • ’I cannot, therefore, allow of the departure from this place of an individual whom we mutually respect and esteem, without, my dear Sir, taking this public opportunity of thanking you, on my own behalf, and, I may undertake to add, on that of the whole of the Inhabitants of Port Middlebay, for the gratification of which you are the ministering agent.
  • …to me at Doctor’s Commons; which I read with some surprise: ’MY DEAR SIR, ’Circumstances beyond my individual control have, for a considerable lapse of time, effected a severance of that intimacy which, in the limited opportunities conceded to me in the midst of my professional duties, of contemplating the scenes and events of the past, tinged by the prismatic hues of memory, has ever afforded me, as it ever must continue to afford, gratifying emotions of no common description.
  • The remaining toasts were DOCTOR MELL; Mrs. MICAWBER (who gracefully bowed her acknowledgements from the side-door, where a galaxy of beauty was elevated on chairs, at once to witness and adorn the gratifying scene), Mrs. RIDGER BEGS (late Miss Micawber); Mrs. MELL; WILKINS MICAWBER, ESQUIRE, JUNIOR (who convulsed the assembly by humorously remarking that he found himself unable to return thanks in a speech, but would do so, with their permission, in a song); Mrs. MICAWBER’S FAMILY…

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