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The Mill on the Floss
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  • Those abrupt questions sounded rather oddly.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He was not a man to make an abrupt transition.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "I am going," said Philip, rising abruptly.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • But Maggie soon checked herself abruptly; a single thought had acted on her like a startling sound.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "Please, sir, I must go home," Tom said abruptly, as he met Mr. Stelling in the passage.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "Tulliver," said Wakem, abruptly, in a haughtier tone than usual, "what a fool's trick you did,—spreading those hard lumps on that Far Close! I told you how it would be; but you men never learn to farm with any method."  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He spoke almost abruptly, as if his errand were too pressing for him to trouble himself about what would be thought by Mrs. Moss of his visit and request.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Stephen was vexed and disappointed; he thought perhaps Maggie didn't like the name of Wakem to be mentioned to her in that abrupt way, for he now recalled what Lucy had told him of the family quarrel.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He was beginning to play very falsely under this deafening inward tumult, and Lucy was looking at him in astonishment, when Mrs. Tulliver's entrance to summon them to lunch came as an excuse for abruptly breaking off the music.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • and it must be admitted there was no pretension about her; her abruptness and unevenness of manner were plainly the result of her secluded and lowly circumstances.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Mr. Tulliver walked abruptly out of the arbor as he uttered the last sentence, and, without looking round at Mr. Moss, went on to the kitchen door, where the eldest boy was holding his horse, and his sister was waiting in a state of wondering alarm, which was not without its alleviations, for baby was making pleasant gurgling sounds, and performing a great deal of finger practice on the faded face.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Do you ever sing now, Philip?" she added abruptly, as if she had forgotten what went before.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I wish you good evenin', Miss," said Bob, abruptly taking up his pack again, under the consciousness that his tongue was acting in an undisciplined manner.  (not reviewed by editor)

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