You give it mouth enough, you do; but give it mouth in your own building at least,’ remonstrated E. W. B. with stern irony.
Mr. Gradgrind usually improved these occasions by remarking, when she was gone, that if Jupe had been properly trained from an early age she would have remonstrated to herself on sound principles the baselessness of these fantastic hopes.
’Bounderby,’ said Mr. Gradgrind, in a tone of temperate remonstrance, ’I speak of a very special letter I have written to you, in reference to Louisa.’
The noise of the rain did not disturb him much; but it attracted his attention sufficiently to make him raise his head sometimes, as if he were rather remonstrating with the elements.
’I think your good sense will perceive,’ Mr. Gradgrind remonstrated in all humility, ’that whatever the merits of such a system may be, it would be difficult of general application to girls.’
’So, whether I am waiting for a hostile message, or an assignation, or a penitent remonstrance, or an impromptu wrestle with my friend Bounderby in the Lancashire manner — which would seem as likely as anything else in the present state of affairs — I’ll dine,’ said Mr. James Harthouse.
If she had asserted any influence over him beyond her plain faith in the truth and right of what she said; if she had concealed the least doubt or irresolution, or had harboured for the best purpose any reserve or pretence; if she had shown, or felt, the lightest trace of any sensitiveness to his ridicule or his astonishment, or any remonstrance he might offer; he would have carried it against her at this point.
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When she has a complaint with her staff, she will remonstrate quietly and in private.
The lawyers will remonstrate that we’re starting without a written agreement, but we trust each other.