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Nicholas Nickleby
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  • ’I have considered others,’ rejoined Nicholas; ’but as honesty and honour are both at issue, nothing shall deter me.’
  • Has not this excellent man a right to my best and heartiest services, and should any considerations of self deter me from rendering them?’
  • This last suggestion particularly delighted the bystanders, who cheered it rather uproariously, and were, with some difficulty, deterred from dropping down the area and breaking open the kitchen door to ascertain the fact.
  • Still, though he loved and languished after the most orthodox models, and was only deterred from making a confidante of Kate by the slight considerations of having never, in all his life, spoken to the object of his passion, and having never set eyes upon her, except on two occasions, on both of which she had come and gone like a flash of lightning—or, as Nicholas himself said, in the numerous conversations he held with himself, like a vision of youth and beauty much too bright to…

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  • She was slow to decide what to do, but once she did nothing could deter her from her chosen course of action.
  • The goal is to catch and punish enough tax cheaters to deter others from trying to cheat on their taxes.

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