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  • The next meeting of the two Mansfield families produced another alteration in the plan, and one that was admitted with general approbation.
  • But still it has not your approbation.
  • Give me your approbation, then, Fanny.
  • Mr. Rushworth then began to propose Mr. Crawford’s doing him the honour of coming over to Sotherton, and taking a bed there; when Mrs. Norris, as if reading in her two nieces’ minds their little approbation of a plan which was to take Mr. Crawford away, interposed with an amendment.
  • It was about the necklace, which she was now most earnestly longing to return, and hoped to obtain his approbation of her doing.
  • Everything might be possible rather than serious attachment, or serious approbation of it toward her.
  • Miss Crawford smiled her perfect approbation; and hastened to complete the gift by putting the necklace round her, and making her see how well it looked.
  • He was not intending, however, by such action, to be conveying to her that unqualified approbation and encouragement which her hopes drew from it.
  • For her approbation, the particular reason of his going into Norfolk at all, at this unusual time of year, was given.
  • A few minutes were enough for such unsatisfactory sensations on each side; and Sir Thomas having exerted himself so far as to speak a few words of calm approbation in reply to an eager appeal of Mr. Yates, as to the happiness of the arrangement, the three gentlemen returned to the drawing-room together, Sir Thomas with an increase of gravity which was not lost on all.
  • She was returned to Mansfield Park, she was useful, she was beloved; she was safe from Mr. Crawford; and when Sir Thomas came back she had every proof that could be given in his then melancholy state of spirits, of his perfect approbation and increased regard; and happy as all this must make her, she would still have been happy without any of it, for Edmund was no longer the dupe of Miss Crawford.

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  • She is not motivated by popular approbation.
  • The women were good and commonplace people, and did their duty, and had their reward in clear consciences and the community’s approbation.
    Twain, Mark  --  Pudd’n’head Wilson

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