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  • His first rush of inarticulate resentment had been followed by a steadiness and concentration of tone more disconcerting to Lily than the excitement preceding it.
  • The terrace at Bellomont on a September afternoon was a spot propitious to sentimental musings, and as Miss Bart stood leaning against the balustrade above the sunken garden, at a little distance from the animated group about the tea-table, she might have been lost in the mazes of an inarticulate happiness.
  • Gerty Farish had opposed the plan with all the energy of her somewhat inarticulate nature.
  • Reading his dismissal in her eyes, he held out his hand with a gesture which conveyed something of this inarticulate conflict.
  • She had in truth never seen him so shaken out of his usual glibness; and there was something almost moving to her in his inarticulate struggle with his emotions.
  • The sacrifice she had made had seemed unavailing enough; no trace remained in Lily of the subduing influences of that hour; but Gerty’s tenderness, disciplined by long years of contact with obscure and inarticulate suffering, could wait on its object with a silent forbearance which took no account of time.

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  • She becomes inarticulate when she’s nervous.
  • She seemed uninformed and inarticulate compared to her opponent in the debate.

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