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  • That was a painful thought to Maggie, and she wished much that the subsequent history of the young man had not been left a blank.
  • In fact, that lady did presently descend from her room, in double wonder at the noise and the subsequent cessation of Philip’s music.
  • Whence Mr. Stelling concluded that Tom’s brain, being peculiarly impervious to etymology and demonstrations, was peculiarly in need of being ploughed and harrowed by these patent implements; it was his favorite metaphor, that the classics and geometry constituted that culture of the mind which prepared it for the reception of any subsequent crop.
  • They kissed each other, and Lucy went away, possessed of a confidence which had a strong influence over her subsequent impressions.
  • His subsequent silence made her suspect there had been some special reason for them in his mind.
  • The early days of an acquaintance almost always have this importance for us, and fill up a larger space in our memory than longer subsequent periods, which have been less filled with discovery and new impressions.
  • He thought it was becoming a sort of monomania with him, to want that long look from Maggie; and he was racking his invention continually to find out some means by which he could have it without its appearing singular and entailing subsequent embarrassment.
  • The ladies who had commodities of their own to sell, and did not want dressing-gowns, saw at once the frivolity and bad taste of this masculine preference for goods which any tailor could furnish; and it is possible that the emphatic notice of various kinds which was drawn toward Miss Tulliver on this public occasion, threw a very strong and unmistakable light on her subsequent conduct in many minds then present.

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  • Her guess was proven right by subsequent developments.
  • The results of the initial investigation were unclear, but a subsequent investigation concluded that she used good judgment.

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