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The Mill on the Floss
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  • I am not sure that he would not have longed for the quarrelling again, if it had ceased for an entire week; and it is certain that an acquiescent, mild wife would have left his meditations comparatively jejune and barren of mystery.
  • It is easy enough to spoil the lives of our neighbors without taking so much trouble; we can do it by lazy acquiescence and lazy omission, by trivial falsities for which we hardly know a reason, by small frauds neutralized by small extravagances, by maladroit flatteries, and clumsily improvised insinuations.
  • Every influence tended to lull her into acquiescence.

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  • She is opposed, but will ultimately acquiesce to the will of the majority.
  • You can make them acquiesce, but don’t expect them to be happy about it.

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