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The Mill on the Floss
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  • Tom never did the same sort of foolish things as Maggie, having a wonderful instinctive discernment of what would turn to his advantage or disadvantage; and so it happened, that though he was much more wilful and inflexible than Maggie, his mother hardly ever called him naughty.
  • "I can’t believe in you any more," said Tom, gradually passing from the tremulous excitement of the first moment to cold inflexibility.
  • Under these average boyish physiognomies that she seems to turn off by the gross, she conceals some of her most rigid, inflexible purposes, some of her most unmodifiable characters; and the dark-eyed, demonstrative, rebellious girl may after all turn out to be a passive being compared with this pink-and-white bit of masculinity with the indeterminate features.

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  • They accused her of being stubborn and inflexible.
  • Things have changed, but she remains inflexible.

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