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The Mill on the Floss
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  • I think it was that her eyes were full of unsatisfied intelligence, and unsatisfied beseeching affection.
  • But her eyes met Philip’s, which were in this moment liquid and beautiful with beseeching love.
  • "I wish it could be managed so as my teapot and chany and the best castors needn’t be put up for sale," said poor Mrs. Tulliver, beseechingly, "and the sugar-tongs the first things ever I bought."
  • "And you will like Maggie, sha’n’t you?" she added, in a beseeching tone.
  • "Good-bye," said Stephen, in a tone that had the same beseeching discontent as his eyes.
  • Could she refuse sometimes to answer that beseeching look which she felt to be following her like a low murmur of love and pain?
  • Was it possible to quarrel with a creature who had such eyes,—defying and deprecating, contradicting and clinging, imperious and beseeching,— full of delicious opposites?
  • Not that Mrs. Tulliver’s feeble beseeching could have had this feather’s weight in virtue of her single personality; but whenever she departed from entire assent to her husband, he saw in her the representative of the Dodson family; and it was a guiding principle with Mr. Tulliver to let the Dodsons know that they were not to domineer over him, or—more specifically—that a male Tulliver was far more than equal to four female Dodsons, even though one of them was Mrs. Glegg.
  • "Now, dearest," he added, turning toward her with a look that was half beseeching, "the worst part of your fatigue is over.
  • "Remember what you felt weeks ago," she began, with beseeching earnestness; "remember what we both felt,—that we owed ourselves to others, and must conquer every inclination which could make us false to that debt.

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  • She teaches and beseeches her students to think about their future.
  • He closed the prayer by beseeching God to grant them wisdom and patience.

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