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  • Instead of looking back, therefore, I will look forward.
  • Therefore she did as she was told, and did it with such nervous hands that her hair (which was luxuriant and beautiful) fell all about her face.
  • I can make no claim therefore to have known, at that time, how matters stood; or to have any remembrance, founded on the evidence of my own senses, of what follows.
  • This seemed to me to be a very satisfactory and therefore not at all improbable picture.
  • I had plenty to think of, therefore, besides my mind running continually on the kind of place I was going to — which was an awful speculation.
  • ’Your petitioners therefore humbly approach your honourable house,’
  • Therefore, I thought I’d come back and say, that the sooner I am off the better.
  • Therefore I gave him one of my three bright shillings, which he received with much humility and veneration, and spun up with his thumb, directly afterwards, to try the goodness of.
  • I profit so much by it myself, in many ways — at least I ought to — that no one can be more convinced of it than myself; and therefore I speak with great diffidence, my dear Jane, I assure you.’
  • He was going away at the end of the half-year, if not sooner, and was more spirited and independent than before in my eyes, and therefore more engaging than before; but beyond this I remember nothing.
  • This she did one evening as follows: ’Master Copperfield,’ said Mrs. Micawber, ’I make no stranger of you, and therefore do not hesitate to say that Mr. Micawber’s difficulties are coming to a crisis.’
  • Therefore I resolved to keep myself as much out of their way as I could; and many a wintry hour did I hear the church clock strike, when I was sitting in my cheerless bedroom, wrapped in my little great-coat, poring over a book.
  • Therefore, if it had depended upon me to touch the prevailing chord among them with any skill, I should have made a poor hand of it.
  • I made a resolution, therefore, to keep it in my own breast; and there it gave her image a new grace.
  • I therefore made him promise positively in the names of his two friends, and we appointed six o’clock as the dinner-hour.
  • Therefore you must know that I am engaged.’
  • I therefore pleaded another engagement; and observing that Mrs. Micawber’s spirits were immediately lightened, I resisted all persuasion to forego it.
  • Therefore, I mentioned to them,’ said Mr. Omer, in a comfortable, easy-going tone, ’this.
  • I was unwilling to damp my good friend’s confidence, and therefore assented.
  • Therefore, what does that signify to ME!’
  • I have, therefore, prepared for my friend Mr. Thomas Traddles, and I now hold in my hand, a document, which accomplishes the desired object.
  • Therefore I watched Miss Spenlow closely.’
  • I would therefore take the liberty of suggesting that in our friendly intercourse — which I trust will never be disturbed!
  • Therefore I hinted to Peggotty that she would find Mr. Spenlow much recovered from the shock of Mr. Barkis’s decease; and indeed he came in like a bridegroom.
  • ’Like myself, in the too high opinion you have of me, Agnes, I am afraid,’ said I. ’Like yourself, in the candour of your nature,’ she returned; ’and therefore I would write to those two ladies.
  • I have received outrages from a person — a female I am sorry to say, for the credit of my sex — who is not to be mentioned without scorn and disgust; and therefore I would rather not mention her.’
  • Therefore I had better leave her sitting on a baker’s door-step, out of breath, with no shape at all remaining in her bonnet, and one of her shoes off, lying on the pavement at a considerable distance.
  • I have therefore forborne to mention them to Miss Spenlow’s father’; looking severely at him— ’knowing how little disposition there usually is in such cases, to acknowledge the conscientious discharge of duty.’
  • I sought no shelter, therefore, but the sky; and toiling into Chatham, — which, in that night’s aspect, is a mere dream of chalk, and drawbridges, and mastless ships in a muddy river, roofed like Noah’s arks, — crept, at last, upon a sort of grass-grown battery overhanging a lane, where a sentry was walking to and fro.
  • Therefore we are inclined so far to accede to Mr. Copperfield’s proposal, as to admit his visits here.’
  • Therefore, my dear Doctor,’ said the Old Soldier, giving him several affectionate taps, ’you may command me, at all times and seasons.
  • Therefore I undertook the commission.
  • Therefore I have no other object in this, than what Rosa has mentioned.
  • Therefore I checked myself, and made my meaning plainer.
  • Therefore, I will have it cleared; I will have it purified of you.
  • I therefore resolved to put myself in his way next evening, as he came home from his work.
  • ’But you have,’ said Traddles; ’therefore, you know, we won’t suppose so.’
  • ’Of course I did,’ said my aunt, ’and was therefore easily silenced.
  • I therefore sat down in my room, before going to bed, and wrote to her.
  • And therefore I consider it vitally important that Mr. Micawber should feel his position.’
  • ’And therefore it is,’ said Mrs. Micawber, ’that I the more wish, that, at a future period, we may live again on the parent soil.
  • I therefore knocked again.
  • Ham Peggotty, who went to the national school, and was a very dragon at his catechism, and who may therefore be regarded as a credible witness, reported next day, that happening to peep in at the parlour-door an hour after this, he was instantly descried by Miss Betsey, then walking to and fro in a state of agitation, and pounced upon before he could make his escape.
  • I am therefore willing to believe that she was in a fit when we found her under the boiler; and that the deficient tea-spoons were attributable to the dustman.
  • NOT finding himself as comfortable as he expected, or being a little fatigued with his wife, poor fellow, he now came forward, by a friend, after being married a year or two, and declared that his name was Thomas Benjamin, and therefore he was not married at all.
  • I advised my companion, therefore, that we should not address her yet, but follow her; consulting in this, likewise, an indistinct desire I had, to know where she went.
  • The Doctor’s desire that Annie should be entertained, was therefore particularly acceptable to this excellent parent; who expressed unqualified approval of his discretion.
  • I remained, therefore, in a state of considerable expectation until the cloth had been removed some half an hour, and we were sitting over our decanter of wine before the fire, when the door opened, and Littimer, with his habitual serenity quite undisturbed, announced: ’Miss Mowcher!’
  • ’Our niece’s position, or supposed position, is much changed by our brother Francis’s death,’ said Miss Lavinia; ’and therefore we consider our brother’s opinions as regarded her position as being changed too.
  • ’Now, last, not least, Mr. Micawber,’ said I. ’He has paid off every obligation he incurred here — even to Traddles’s bill, you remember my dear Agnes — and therefore we may take it for granted that he is doing well.
  • Mr. Spiker, after the receipt of such a confidence, naturally desired to favour his friend with a confidence of his own; therefore the foregoing dialogue was succeeded by another, in which it was Mr. Gulpidge’s turn to be surprised, and that by another in which the surprise came round to Mr. Spiker’s turn again, and so on, turn and turn about.
  • One joyful night, therefore, I noted down the music of the parliamentary bagpipes for the last time, and I have never heard it since; though I still recognize the old drone in the newspapers, without any substantial variation (except, perhaps, that there is more of it), all the livelong session.
  • Therefore she begged to be excused from any further attendance on the top set, until things were as they formerly was, and as they could be wished to be; and further mentioned that her little book would be found upon the breakfast-table every Saturday morning, when she requested an immediate settlement of the same, with the benevolent view of saving trouble ’and an ill-conwenience’ to all parties.
  • ’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.

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