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  • ’My dear Jane,’ faltered my mother, a little abashed by the harsh tone of this inquiry, ’I find that the baby’s eyes and Davy’s are exactly alike.’
  • Trotwood Copperfield,’ said Mr. Dick, a little abashed.
  • I was abashed at having made so great a mistake, and was glad to change the subject.
  • I dare say they would have said much more about her, if they had not been abashed by the unexpected coming in of Steerforth, who, seeing me in a corner speaking with two strangers, stopped in a song he was singing, and said: ’I didn’t know you were here, young Copperfield!’
  • In spite of himself, he appeared abashed by my aunt’s indignant tears, and came slouching out of the garden.
  • Mr. Heep was rather abashed, as most people might have been, by this explosion; which derived great additional force from the indignant manner in which my aunt afterwards moved in her chair, and shook her head as if she were making snaps or bounces at him.
  • It seemed to me a bold thing even to take notice that the passage looked comfortable, as I went on my way, trembling, to Mr. Creakle’s presence: which so abashed me, when I was ushered into it, that I hardly saw Mrs. Creakle or Miss Creakle (who were both there, in the parlour), or anything but Mr. Creakle, a stout gentleman with a bunch of watch-chain and seals, in an arm-chair, with a tumbler and bottle beside him.

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