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The Count of Monte Cristo
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  • The gendarme looked irresolutely at his companion, who returned for answer a sign that said, "I see no great harm in telling him now," and the gendarme replied,— "You are a native of Marseilles, and a sailor, and yet you do not know where you are going?"
  • Well, in one of your late conversations with him, you said that I appeared to be forgetful and irresolute concerning this marriage, did you not?
  • Fourteen years had changed the worthy merchant, who, in his thirty-sixth year at the opening of this history, was now in his fiftieth; his hair had turned white, time and sorrow had ploughed deep furrows on his brow, and his look, once so firm and penetrating, was now irresolute and wandering, as if he feared being forced to fix his attention on some particular thought or person.

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  • When I came to you last week and found you alone, I came determined to know the truth; though irresolute what to do when it WAS known.
    Austen, Jane  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • He was near the door now, barely two feet away from me where I stood at the threshold, irresolute, not knowing whether to forge on toward my room or to turn and flee.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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