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  • ’His daughter has gone to fetch him, but I can’t wait; therefore, if you please, I will leave a message for him with you.’
  • ’It is true, sir,’ returned Mrs. Sparsit, with an affectation of humility the very opposite of his, and therefore in no danger of jostling it.
  • I therefore hope,’ said Mr. Gradgrind, ’that you can make yourself happy in those relations.’
  • Therefore, perhaps the expression itself — I merely suggest this to you, my dear — may be a little misplaced.’
  • The disparity I have mentioned, therefore, almost ceases to be disparity, and (virtually) all but disappears.’
  • Mr. Bounderby always represented this to be the sole, immediate, and direct object of any Hand who was not entirely satisfied; ’and therefore I know already that you have not come here to make a complaint.
  • Therefore, sir, I accept your offer gratefully, and with many sincere acknowledgments for past favours.
  • Therefore, to my patron I will be scrupulously true.
  • Therefore, if you will allow me — or whether you will or not, for I am a plain man — I’ll tell you something about it before we go any further.’
  • ’You know our governor, Mr. Harthouse,’ said Tom, ’and therefore, you needn’t be surprised that Loo married old Bounderby.
  • ’Sir,’ returned Mrs. Sparsit, ’I cannot say that I have heard him precisely snore, and therefore must not make that statement.
  • Stephen glanced at Louisa again, but her eyes were raised to his no more; therefore, with a sigh, and saying, barely above his breath, ’Heaven help us aw in this world!’ he departed.
  • It was late too, to people who rose early and worked hard; therefore the party broke up; and Stephen and Rachael escorted their mysterious acquaintance to the door of the Travellers’ Coffee House, where they parted from her.
  • You know your father is almost always away now, and therefore I must write to him about it.’
  • ’I don’t understand you, yet,’ said Bounderby, with determined obstinacy, ’and therefore I won’t make any promises.’
  • Therefore, what has become of yours, I leave you to guess.
  • Therefore, they repaired, with fluttering hearts, to the wellremembered booth.
  • Did he catch sight of himself, therefore much despised by his late political associates?
  • Therefore those who expect any explanation whatever upon that branch of the subject, will be disappointed — particularly Tom Gradgrind, and he can’t know it too soon.
  • Therefore he rang the bell, and tossing himself negligently on a sofa, ordered ’Some dinner at six — with a beefsteak in it,’ and got through the intervening time as well as he could.
  • Therefore, though without any other authority than I have given you, and even without the knowledge of any other person than yourself and myself, I ask you to depart from this place to-night, under an obligation never to return to it.’
  • ’Banks, I know, are always suspicious, and officially must be,’ said the stranger, whose lightness and smoothness of speech were pleasant likewise; suggesting matter far more sensible and humorous than it ever contained — which was perhaps a shrewd device of the founder of this numerous sect, whosoever may have been that great man: ’therefore I may observe that my letter — here it is — is from the member for this place — Gradgrind — whom I have had the pleasure of knowing in London.’
  • Therefore, my band of brothers in a sacred bond, to which your children and your children’s children yet unborn have set their infant hands and seals, I propose to you on the part of the United Aggregate Tribunal, ever watchful for your welfare, ever zealous for your benefit, that this meeting does Resolve: That Stephen Blackpool, weaver, referred to in this placard, having been already solemnly disowned by the community of Coketown Hands, the same are free from the shame of his…

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  • Kim is taller than Ashley. Ashley is taller than Anna. Therefore, Kim is taller than Anna.
  • It has not been approved for use in this country. Therefore, you cannot buy it here.

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