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The Mill on the Floss
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  • And it flashes out in your face still, until you draw that veil of dull quiescence over it.
  • But the overpowering heat inclines me to be perfectly quiescent in the daytime.
  • The great buildings round the hollow yard were as dreary and tumbledown as ever, but over the old garden-wall the straggling rose-bushes were beginning to toss their summer weight, and the gray wood and old bricks of the house, on its higher level, had a look of sleepy age in the broad afternoon sunlight, that suited the quiescent time.
  • Maggie, all this time, moved about with a quiescence and even torpor of manner, so contrasted with her usual fitful brightness and ardor, that Lucy would have had to seek some other cause for such a change, if she had not been convinced that the position in which Maggie stood between Philip and her brother, and the prospect of her self-imposed wearisome banishment, were quite enough to account for a large amount of depression.

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  • She is always on the move and busy, but her boyfriend is quiet and quiescent.
  • Lady Bertram was perfectly quiescent and contented, and had no objections to make.
    Austen, Jane  --  Mansfield Park

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