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  • She was a sentimental society lady of genuinely good disposition in many respects.
  • They genuinely adored their ’Katya,’ thought her far above them, and waited on her, hand and foot.
  • But he was too genuinely delighted, and that was mortifying.
  • "You are all my friends here, all I have in the world, my dear friends," she began warmly, in a voice which quivered with genuine tears of suffering, and Alyosha’s heart warmed to her at once.
  • What’s still more awful is that a man with the ideal of Sodom in his soul does not renounce the ideal of the Madonna, and his heart may be on fire with that ideal, genuinely on fire, just as in his days of youth and innocence.
  • The genuine realist, if he is an unbeliever, will always find strength and ability to disbelieve in the miraculous, and if he is confronted with a miracle as an irrefutable fact he would rather disbelieve his own senses than admit the fact.
  • I heard afterwards, however, that the genuineness of the things was proved by the friends and relations of the murdered woman, and that there was no doubt about them.
  • "Oh, I am ready to approve of you now," said he; "will you shake hands? for I believe you are genuinely sincere."
  • Though Grushenka had, it is true, loved him for an hour, genuinely and sincerely, yet she tortured him sometimes cruelly and mercilessly.
  • On the other hand, young Nikolay Parfenovitch was the only person in the whole world whom our "unappreciated" prosecutor genuinely liked.
  • I must declare, on the contrary, that I have genuine respect for the qualities of his heart.
  • "Yes, that’s really true," Rakitin put in suddenly with genuine surprise.
  • It was difficult to imagine what Kalganov was excited about, but his excitement was genuine.
  • And among these were some of the oldest monks, strictest in their devotion, genuine ascetics, who had kept silent during the life of the deceased elder, but now suddenly unsealed their lips.
  • Then Smerdyakov himself looked at him wonderingly; probably the genuineness of Ivan’s horror struck him.
  • A man may know that nobody has insulted him, but that he has invented the insult for himself, has lied and exaggerated to make it picturesque, has caught at a word and made a mountain out of a molehill—he knows that himself, yet he will be the first to take offense, and will revel in his resentment till he feels great pleasure in it, and so pass to genuine vindictiveness.
  • I love men genuinely, I’ve been greatly calumniated!
  • I am perhaps the one man in all creation who loves the truth and genuinely desires good.
  • The probability is that in the first case he was genuinely noble, and in the second as genuinely base.
  • The probability is that in the first case he was genuinely noble, and in the second as genuinely base.
  • Though Ippolit Kirillovitch was genuinely moved, he wound up his speech with this rhetorical appeal—and the effect produced by him was extraordinary.
  • Why, why does the prosecutor refuse to believe the evidence of Alexey Karamazov, given so genuinely and sincerely, so spontaneously and convincingly?
  • The orator himself was genuinely touched.
  • But I swear that’s the genuine Jesuit casuistry and I swear that it all happened word for word as I’ve told you.
  • His voice was a fine one, sonorous and sympathetic, and there was something genuine and simple in the very sound of it.
  • But every one realized at once that the speaker might suddenly rise to genuine pathos and "pierce the heart with untold power."
  • This was followed by a full and genuine confession on the part of the murderer.
  • ’Send me to Siberia with him, I have brought him to this, I am most to blame,’ the woman herself cried, in genuine remorse at the moment of his arrest.
  • The prisoner was positively offended, he thought it almost insulting to ask him such a trivial question, and would you believe it, his resentment was genuine!
  • In the first place we have precisely on the day of the catastrophe that fit, for the genuineness of which the prosecutor, for some reason, has felt obliged to make a careful defense.
  • Before time was, by some decree which I could never make out, I was pre-destined ’to deny’ and yet I am genuinely good-hearted and not at all inclined to negation.
  • He genuinely believed in the prisoner’s guilt; he was accusing him not as an official duty only, and in calling for vengeance he quivered with a genuine passion "for the security of society."
  • He genuinely believed in the prisoner’s guilt; he was accusing him not as an official duty only, and in calling for vengeance he quivered with a genuine passion "for the security of society."
  • Doctor Herzenstube and Varvinsky, the doctor he met in the hospital, confidently asserted in reply to Ivan’s persistent questions, that Smerdyakov’s epileptic attack was unmistakably genuine, and were surprised indeed at Ivan asking whether he might not have been shamming on the day of the catastrophe.
  • I don’t know how to explain it, but I see that you are absolutely genuine and, therefore, you are right."
  • You don’t mean to say you seriously believed that he was going to work miracles?" exclaimed Rakitin, genuinely surprised again.
  • How shameful!" exclaimed Grushenka, clasping her hands, and blushing for genuine shame.
  • "I swear, Alyosha," he cried, with intense and genuine anger at himself; "you may not believe me, but as God is holy, and as Christ is God, I swear that though I smiled at her lofty sentiments just now, I know that I am a million times baser in soul than she, and that these lofty sentiments of hers are as sincere as a heavenly angel’s.

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  • I am genuinely sorry for what I did.
  • She has a genuine interest in each of her students.

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