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  • —Methodical, or well arranged, or very well delivered, it could not be expected to be; but it contained, when separated from all the feebleness and tautology of the narration, a substance to sink her spirit—especially with the corroborating circumstances, which her own memory brought in favour of Mr. Knightley’s most improved opinion of Harriet.

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a linguistic tautology Define
useless repetition in different words (such as "unmarried bachelor")
a logical tautology Define
a statement that is necessarily true (such as "She will win the election or she won`t.")
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