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  • ’I take little heed of what you say or threaten.’
  • ’We were afraid of being too late to see him before he went away from us,’ said Mrs Nickleby, embracing her son, heedless of the unconcerned lookers-on in the coach-yard.
  • I reproach myself, most bitterly, for having been so unfortunate as to cause the dissension that occurred, although I did so, I assure you, most unwittingly and heedlessly.’
  • ’It is a good heart,’ said Nicholas, ’that disentangles itself from the close avocations of every day, to heed such things.
  • Nothing occurring, however, to realise her apprehensions, she endeavoured to fix her attention more closely on her book, in which by degrees she became so much interested, that she had read on through several chapters without heed of time or place, when she was terrified by suddenly hearing her name pronounced by a man’s voice close at her ear.
  • ’For both, for both,’ replied Madeline, not heeding what she said.
  • The only scriptural admonition that Ralph Nickleby heeded, in the letter, was ’know thyself.’
  • Mr Pluck, after feigning to be in a condition of great embarrassment for some minutes, resumed the conversation by entreating Mrs Nickleby to take no heed of what he had inadvertently said—to consider him imprudent, rash, injudicious.
  • ’Frank is a heedless, foolish fellow,’ he said, after Nicholas had paused for some time; ’a very heedless, foolish fellow.
  • ’She don’t know what it is; she can’t read!’ shrieked Gride, not heeding the inquiry.
  • ’Frank is a heedless, foolish fellow,’ he said, after Nicholas had paused for some time; ’a very heedless, foolish fellow.
  • Look to yourself, and heed this warning that I give you!
  • It was long past the time at which, for many years, he had put it in his pocket and gone with measured steps downstairs to the business of the day, but he took as little heed of its monotonous warning, as of the meat and drink before him, and remained with his head resting on one hand, and his eyes fixed moodily on the ground.
  • Here a gurgling voice was heard to ejaculate, as part of the wanderings of a sick man, the words ’Demnition sweetness!’ but nobody heeded them except the footman, who, being startled to hear such awful tones proceeding, as it were, from between his very fingers, dropped his master’s head upon the floor with a pretty loud crash, and then, without an effort to lift it up, gazed upon the bystanders, as if he had done something rather clever than otherwise.
  • …would start from the darkened corner where he used to sit, and hurry to admit her, and the tears they often saw upon his face, half wondering to see them too, and he so pleased and happy; every little incident, and even slight words and looks of those old days little heeded then, but well remembered when busy cares and trials were quite forgotten, came fresh and thick before him many and many a time, and, rustling above the dusty growth of years, came back green boughs of yesterday.

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  • Heed the advice of the old women.
  • She did not heed his warning.

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