"Oh, mother," said Maggie, in a vehemently cross tone, "I don’t want to do my patchwork."
Philip seriously believed what he said, but he said it with vehemence because it made an argument against the resolution that opposed his wishes.
"Paid everybody?" he said, with vehement agitation, his face flushing, and his eye lighting up.
…he was still only half awakened to his trouble,—Maggie had felt the strong tide of pitying love almost as an inspiration, a new power, that would make the most difficult life easy for his sake; but now, instead of childlike dependence, there had come a taciturn, hard concentration of purpose, in strange contrast with his old vehement communicativeness and high spirit; and this lasted from day to day, and from week to week, the dull eye never brightening with any eagerness or any joy.
"I don’t want to defend myself," said Maggie, still with vehemence: "I know I’ve been wrong,—often, continually.
"Yes, Maggie," said Philip, vehemently; "and you are shutting yourself up in a narrow, self-delusive fanaticism, which is only a way of escaping pain by starving into dulness all the highest powers of your nature.