By all the others it was mentioned with regret; and his merits honoured with due gradation of feeling—from the sincerity of Edmund’s too partial regard, to the unconcern of his mother speaking entirely by rote.
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She memorized her lesson by rote, but never really understood it.
"They will get used to it," the soldier said as if the words were rote in his mouth.