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  • It is important to her future felicity.
  • To see the expression of her eyes, the change of her complexion, the progress of her feelings, their doubt, confusion, and felicity, was enough.   (source)
  • So often as she had heard them wish for a ball at home as the greatest of all felicities!   (source)
    felicities = sources of happiness
  • He has chosen his partner, indeed, with rare felicity. He will make you happy, Fanny; I know he will make you happy; but you will make him everything.   (source)
    felicity = good fortune
  • ...and it needed all the felicity of being again at home, and all the forbearance it could supply, to save Sir Thomas from anger on finding himself thus bewildered in his own house, making part of a ridiculous exhibition in the midst of theatrical nonsense, and…   (source)
    felicity = happiness
  • Fanny soon learnt how unnecessary had been her fears of a removal; and her spontaneous, untaught felicity on the discovery, conveyed some consolation to Edmund for his disappointment in what he had expected to be so essentially serviceable to her.   (source)
  • To be relieved from her, therefore, was so great a felicity that, had she not left bitter remembrances behind her, there might have been danger of his learning almost to approve the evil which produced such a good.   (source)
  • He was in love, very much in love; and it was a love which, operating on an active, sanguine spirit, of more warmth than delicacy, made her affection appear of greater consequence because it was withheld, and determined him to have the glory, as well as the felicity, of forcing her to love him.   (source)
  • Could he have been satisfied with the conquest of one amiable woman's affections, could he have found sufficient exultation in overcoming the reluctance, in working himself into the esteem and tenderness of Fanny Price, there would have been every probability of success and felicity for him.   (source)
  • Miss Ward's match, indeed, when it came to the point, was not contemptible: Sir Thomas being happily able to give his friend an income in the living of Mansfield; and Mr. and Mrs. Norris began their career of conjugal felicity with very little less than a thousand a year.   (source)
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  • To be finding herself, perhaps within three days, transported to Mansfield, was an image of the greatest felicity, but it would have been a material drawback to be owing such felicity to persons in whose feelings and conduct, at the present moment, she saw so much to condemn: the sister's feelings, the brother's conduct, her cold-hearted ambition, his thoughtless vanity.   (source)
  • Excepting the moments of peculiar delight, which any marked or unlooked-for instance of Edmund's consideration of her in the last few months had excited, Fanny had never known so much felicity in her life, as in this unchecked, equal, fearless intercourse with the brother and friend who was opening all his heart to her, telling her all his hopes and fears, plans, and solicitudes respecting that long thought of, dearly earned, and justly valued blessing of promotion; who could give her…   (source)
  • So thought Fanny, in good truth and sober sadness, as she sat musing over that too great indulgence and luxury of a fire upstairs: wondering at the past and present; wondering at what was yet to come, and in a nervous agitation which made nothing clear to her but the persuasion of her being never under any circumstances able to love Mr. Crawford, and the felicity of having a fire to sit over and think of it.   (source)
    felicity = good fortune
  • He was engaged to dinner already both for that day and the next; he had met with some acquaintance at the Crown who would not be denied; he should have the honour, however, of waiting on them again on the morrow, etc., and so they parted—Fanny in a state of actual felicity from escaping so horrible an evil!   (source)
    felicity = happiness
  • Sick of ambitious and mercenary connexions, prizing more and more the sterling good of principle and temper, and chiefly anxious to bind by the strongest securities all that remained to him of domestic felicity, he had pondered with genuine satisfaction on the more than possibility of the two young friends finding their natural consolation in each other for all that had occurred of disappointment to either; and the joyful consent which met Edmund's application, the high sense of having…   (source)
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  • With her usual felicity of phrase, she said...
  • This specimen, written in haste as it was, had not a fault; and there was a felicity in the flow of the first four words, in the arrangement of "My very dear Fanny," which she could have looked at for ever.   (source)
    felicity = a pleasing style
  • Although of course I made no deliberate attempt to overhear, I could not help but get the gist of what was being said, and was surprised by the extent of my employer's knowledge, which, despite the occasional infelicity, betrayed a deep enthusiasm for English ways.†   (source)
    standard prefix: The prefix "in-" in infelicity means not and reverses the meaning of felicity. This is the same pattern you see in words like invisible, incomplete, and insecure.
  • He has traveled many hours from the south, from the mangroves, to be with us, to cleanse you of your infelicities.†   (source)
    standard prefix: The prefix "in-" in infelicities means not and reverses the meaning of felicities. This is the same pattern you see in words like invisible, incomplete, and insecure.
  • The words were hardly spoken when she realized their infelicity.†   (source)
  • This amazed and enraptured Tess, whose slight experiences had been so infelicitous till now; and in her reaction from indignation against the male sex she swerved to excess of honour for Clare.†   (source)
    standard prefix: The prefix "in-" in infelicitous means not and reverses the meaning of felicitous. This is the same pattern you see in words like invisible, incomplete, and insecure.
  • Dorothea's faith supplied all that Mr. Casaubon's words seemed to leave unsaid: what believer sees a disturbing omission or infelicity?†   (source)
  • While Isabel's host exerted himself to entertain her in this somewhat confidential fashion she looked occasionally at Madame Merle, who met her eyes with an inattentive smile in which, on this occasion, there was no infelicitous intimation that our heroine appeared to advantage.†   (source)
  • …happy to assist in the duties of the day, by spending it at the Park to support her sister's spirits, and drinking the health of Mr. and Mrs. Rushworth in a supernumerary glass or two, was all joyous delight; for she had made the match; she had done everything; and no one would have supposed, from her confident triumph, that she had ever heard of conjugal infelicity in her life, or could have the smallest insight into the disposition of the niece who had been brought up under her eye.†   (source)
  • I wish to demonstrate further the infelicity of these arms.†   (source)
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  • I remember a particularly felicitous rhyme between 'flaky bereft' and 'bakery theft.'†   (source)
  • She had even commissioned someone to write felicitous messages on red banners, as if my parents themselves had draped these decorations to congratulate me on my good luck.†   (source)
  • Of all the nights to see Rosewood's hottest boys without their shirts on … They're all so gorgeous," murmured Felicity McDowell, who was mixing tequila with Fanta Grape, next to her.†   (source)
  • On one level this was natural and something to which Ned had become accustomed, for both women were great beauties, Gertie slim and dark, Julia tall and felicitously proportioned.†   (source)
  • He can turn effortlessly from the carnage of war into the felicity of a woman washing her hair in a mountain stream.†   (source)
  • Professing myself, moreover, convinced that the General's unjust interference, so far from being really injurious to their felicity, was perhaps rather conducive to it, by improving their knowledge of each other, and adding strength to their attachment, I leave it to be settled by whomsoever it may concern….†   (source)
  • Felicity gasps.†   (source)
  • Burst of laughter. ft…. my best wishes for your felicity ….†   (source)
  • Where his friend saw dappled light, the felicity of flight, the sadness of gravity, he saw the solid form of a common sparrow.†   (source)
  • 'We find mutual felicity in soaring together.†   (source)
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  • Dear St. Felicity, patron saint of those who've suffered the death of a child, I ask for your intercession that the Lord will help this woman find peace …."†   (source)
  • But be that as it may, Jefferson, with his "peculiar felicity of expression," as Adams said, was the best choice for the task, just as Washington had been the best choice to command the Continental Army, and again Adams had played a key part.†   (source)
  • There was absolutely no sense of felicity or horseplay in thedark official room, with its formal leather chairs, its immaculately polished mahogany table, and its deeply grained walnut paneling.†   (source)
  • This I believe: that it is intellectually easier to credit a divine intelligence than to submit dumbly to felicitous congeries about nature.†   (source)
  • And it's almost too much for me, too felicitous perhaps, to imagine the fantastic idea of what Sunny Medical Supply might be instead of half-emptied and shut, what kind of vital, resplendent establishment could have been built, not for pride or for riches but a place to leave each night and glance back upon and feel sure would contain us.†   (source)
  • Let us break the fatal charm that has seduced us from the paths of felicity and prosperity.†   (source)
  • The real issue is how to find felicity within limits.†   (source)
  • With an American pencil, she wrote a word, a felicitous word such as "longevity" or "double joy," which is symmetrical.†   (source)
  • …and the almost desperate need to divert awareness from the squalors to the pleasures, to lose oneself in sex or drink or dope or gut-religion or gluttony or the incoherence of falsity; and in some instances in the higher pleasures of music, art, literature, though these usually deepen perceptions rather than dull them, and can be unbearable; they present a world that is ordered, sane, disciplined to felicity, and the contrast of that world to theirs increases the pain of theirs.†   (source)
  • She was unable, in her terror, to utter anything more than some desperate commonplace, but for her small pains, received a compliment on the felicity of her German.†   (source)
  • Last night these rough fragments had moved him to tears, and he himself had been surprised by some felicitous passages.†   (source)
  • For the wanderers who will tell it-it's where they must find their strange felicity.†   (source)
  • MORE If it is felicity to be busy in the night.†   (source)
  • She hung suspended in the Big Black River as she would know to hang suspended in felicity.†   (source)
  • Occasionally he left Buenos Aires to travel with his friend Maraa Kodama, dictating to her his thoughts on the felicity of a hot air balloon ride or the beauty of the tiger.†   (source)
  • You are obliged, by all that is just and good, to pursue only the felicity that you yourself have imagined.†   (source)
  • I gave them companionship and felicitous union.†   (source)
  • Thus I was ready to bide my time and discover what might felicitously happen, see what Sundays like this—entwined amid the other promising days of the onrushing summer—would bring.†   (source)
  • Later at Gage & Tollner's, as Leslie and I dined beneath gaslight on littleneck clams and crabmeat imperial, I came as near to experiencing a pure amalgam of sensual and spiritual felicities as I ever would in my life.†   (source)
  • Her nose was swollen with grief and the pink tear stains marred her extraordinary beauty, but not so much that the beauty itself (including the mole, felicitously placed near the left eye, like a tiny satellite) failed to melt me on the spot—a distinct feeling of liquefaction emanating not from the heart's region but, amazingly, from that of the stomach, which began to churn as if in revolt from a prolonged fast.†   (source)
  • Possibly because this translation was felicitous and rich, or because Wolfe's lyrical, tragic though optimistic and sweeping vision of America was what Sophie's soul demanded at that moment—she being a newcomer to these shores, with only a rudimentary knowledge of the country's landscape and its gargantuan extravagance—it was Of Time and the River that excited her the most of all the books she read that winter and spring.†   (source)
  • …with him to read after several days' work, when I had acquired twenty-five or thirty pages, and returning a few hours later, usually smiling, almost always ready to bestow upon me the single thing I needed most—praise—though hardly ever praise that was not modified or honestly spiced by a dollop of tough criticism; his eye for the sentence hobbled by an awkward rhythm, for the attitudinized reflection, the onanistic dalliance, the less than felicitous metaphor, was unsparingly sharp.†   (source)
  • Felicity is still stifling her laughter.†   (source)
  • Felicity looks as if she's been hit hard.†   (source)
  • Pippa pushes her, and Felicity shoves back hard.†   (source)
  • Felicity grins so widely, her whole face comes to life.†   (source)
  • "I believe that Charlie Smalls is smitten with you," Felicity singsongs.†   (source)
  • Huntress or not, she's got a tough road ahead of her, teaching Felicity patience.†   (source)
  • My hand lights on her shoulder, and the magic flows into Felicity with no warning, no control.†   (source)
  • My finger stings as I drag it softly over Felicity's china-white cheekbones.†   (source)
  • And you are wicked to encourage her, Felicity Worthington.†   (source)
  • Felicity breaks Pippa's skin and Pippa screams as if she's been mortally wounded.†   (source)
  • I pull the furious Felicity from the lake.†   (source)
  • "If she meant to warn you," Felicity argues.†   (source)
  • Lucy offers her hand, and Felicity grasps it firmly.†   (source)
  • Felicity is panting, the stick still raised above his eyes.†   (source)
  • In a moment, Felicity is back by my side, fuming.†   (source)
  • "But I'm not ready to go back," Felicity complains.†   (source)
  • "This will end in misery, I've no doubt," Felicity grumbles when I go downstairs.†   (source)
  • The laugh comes again and I recognize it as Felicity's.†   (source)
  • Felicity doesn't believe a word of this part.†   (source)
  • "Oh, Winterlands creatures," Felicity singsongs as we near the Borderlands.†   (source)
  • Only Felicity would be so bold as to suggest this.†   (source)
  • In the best possible corner, Pippa and Felicity are holding court with a few other girls.†   (source)
  • As I'm late, I manage to avoid seeing Felicity, Pippa, and the others.†   (source)
  • Felicity puts her pale face to the bones on the other side.†   (source)
  • Felicity jumps to her feet and waves her handkerchief.†   (source)
  • Felicity tosses another shilling onto the table.†   (source)
  • Felicity brushes the dirt smudges from her skirt with a quick whisk of both hands.†   (source)
  • Felicity unbuttons her sleeves, shimmies out of her blouse.†   (source)
  • "Now, that was brilliant," Felicity says, snickering.†   (source)
  • Felicity takes Pippa's hands in hers, and they twirl about on the thick carpet of vines.†   (source)
  • When I return, I find Felicity perched outside Pippa's room, her back pressed up against the wall.†   (source)
  • It is out of my mouth before I can stop myself: "Miss Felicity Worthington of Mayfair."†   (source)
  • With that, Pippa pulls up her skirts, and Felicity, giggling, gives chase.†   (source)
  • Felicity takes both my hands in hers, twirling me around.†   (source)
  • Felicity tells us about visiting Lady Markham whilst Ann recounts the horrors of Lottie and Carrie.†   (source)
  • The rain beats down relentlessly, mixing with the strangled sounds of Felicity's sobbing.†   (source)
  • Felicity steps forward, challenging me, her gray eyes inches from mine.†   (source)
  • Felicity pushes Bessie, who pushes back harder.†   (source)
  • She lacks Felicity's bold, sensual features, and it gives her an air of fragile beauty.†   (source)
  • "I see Felicity doesn't complicate the matter with too much deliberation.†   (source)
  • I read them one by one, making Ann and Felicity giggle.†   (source)
  • I'm suddenly aware of Felicity's face; the gray of her eyes looms larger.†   (source)
  • Felicity is poised on the crest of the hill, pulling back on her bow.†   (source)
  • "It's no matter," Felicity says, pulling Ann toward the door.†   (source)
  • Felicity's eyes are trained on the ceiling in an expression of utter boredom.†   (source)
  • "It's only been a few minutes," Felicity says.†   (source)
  • Sit proper, miss," Brigid scolds, seeing Felicity.†   (source)
  • "Good heavens, Ann, it's just a silly poem," Felicity gibes, rolling her eyes.†   (source)
  • Say goodbye to Sir Perfection and become a barrister's wife," Felicity says, sneering.†   (source)
  • "Well…," Lady Markham says, sparing a glance at Felicity.†   (source)
  • Unbowed, Felicity places the violet in her white-blond hair, where it shines like a beacon.†   (source)
  • Felicity has a hard, desperate look in her eyes.†   (source)
  • Felicity's voice expands, fills the space around us, a bell tolling.†   (source)
  • "I can't see how attending a matinee will change her life," Felicity grouses.†   (source)
  • Felicity loops her arm through mine, whispers low.†   (source)
  • He flicks his glance to Felicity, who does not even bother to see.†   (source)
  • "Yes, the plot thickens," Felicity says.†   (source)
  • I've left notes for Felicity and Ann as well.†   (source)
  • Felicity's slap echoes in the room like a gunshot.†   (source)
  • Felicity asks, stopping to pick a daisy.†   (source)
  • Felicity's mouth opens, her tongue rubbing against her top teeth, feeling them.†   (source)
  • "Monster," Felicity mutters under her breath.†   (source)
  • Her eyes dart past us where they find Felicity and Pippa a few heads behind.†   (source)
  • "Yes, though you said you only saw her face," Felicity adds.†   (source)
  • "That was marvelous," Felicity says, giggling, as we wait for our train.†   (source)
  • Felicity throws me a conspiratorial glance.†   (source)
  • Felicity laces tiny flowers together into a crown.†   (source)
  • "I must tell Pip that the soup is as awful as she remembers it," Felicity whispers, giggling.†   (source)
  • Felicity adopts the same ridiculous face.†   (source)
  • Felicity steps on Elizabeth's foot, and she falls back.†   (source)
  • Miss Moore leans her face in toward Felicity's till they're separated by only a breath or two.†   (source)
  • Pippa takes hold of Ann's and Felicity's hands, pulling them toward the castle.†   (source)
  • Felicity tries to steal a peek at Ann's letter but she won't relinquish it just yet.†   (source)
  • Once Felicity has her drink, we've all been initiated.†   (source)
  • I shout Pip's name and Felicity's and Ann's, too.†   (source)
  • Felicity, please listen, I think we should go back.†   (source)
  • Felicity slaps Pippa, and Pip turns on her with the ferocity of a cornered animal.†   (source)
  • "It's just as Gemma said," Felicity lies.†   (source)
  • Felicity leans over and whispers in my ear.†   (source)
  • Felicity's eyes take on a sinister gleam.†   (source)
  • Pippa wrenches free of Felicity's touch and marches purposefully to Bessie.†   (source)
  • Felicity is giggling through her bulldog face.†   (source)
  • I shan't bow to anyone but the Queen," Felicity says, twirling her parasol.†   (source)
  • Ann immediately bites at a ragged fingernail and Felicity puts an arm around her.†   (source)
  • Felicity only laughs and falls back against a low rock, stretching her arms over her head.†   (source)
  • She casts a withering glance at Felicity and me.†   (source)
  • Felicity pulls aside a threadbare tapestry, revealing a winding staircase.†   (source)
  • Felicity smiles as if she's only just discovering the world.†   (source)
  • When Mademoiselle's head goes down again, I open the note Felicity has passed me.†   (source)
  • She makes a neat pile of her halfpenny papers and the fashion magazine Felicity handed down.†   (source)
  • Felicity laughs and takes on the tone of a fashionable lady.†   (source)
  • The castle door swings open and Felicity barrels out, trailed by Ann, Pip, and the others.†   (source)
  • Felicity leaves the piano and joins us on the floor.†   (source)
  • Felicity lights candles she's stolen from a cupboard.†   (source)
  • "We shouldn't have waited so long to try," Felicity grouses.†   (source)
  • Felicity exhales, rolling her eyes dramatically.†   (source)
  • "Will you hunt today?" she asks Felicity at last.†   (source)
  • Felicity clucks as we cloak ourselves in the gloom of London's streets again.†   (source)
  • Felicity falters a little, and I do not know what could frighten her so.†   (source)
  • Felicity brings her hand ever closer to a rune.†   (source)
  • Lady Denby has no love for Felicity or for Mrs. Worthington.†   (source)
  • Felicity's clique of girls is clumped together in their seats, waiting for me.†   (source)
  • Felicity is still holding the bloody arrow in one hand.†   (source)
  • Felicity puts her forehead to mine, holds my hands between hers in a prayer.†   (source)
  • The other girls have gathered in front of Spence when Felicity and I arrive.†   (source)
  • She regards Felicity, who is studying her, intrigued and undaunted.†   (source)
  • Along the way, Felicity glances back, taking in the sight of Kartik beside me.†   (source)
  • Felicity puts her hands on her hips, a wicked smile on her lips.†   (source)
  • "We go inside," Felicity answers, and there is the hint of a dare in her smile.†   (source)
  • Far off in the distance, I can hear Felicity's shouts of joy, Ann's following after.†   (source)
  • Felicity stops, turns to me, that pale face taunting.†   (source)
  • "Come on, then," Felicity says to the child once her father is gone.†   (source)
  • Felicity is about as bohemian as the Bank of England.†   (source)
  • She towers over Felicity by a good head.†   (source)
  • We all shush her, and Felicity continues.†   (source)
  • Felicity clears her throat and glares at me.†   (source)
  • I see Felicity sitting with Ann in her Lady Macbeth costume.†   (source)
  • Felicity lays her head back against the grassy bank.†   (source)
  • For her part, Pippa just seems glad to have Felicity's attention.†   (source)
  • And as for helping Pippa, it isn't a choice, or something to discuss or debate with Felicity or Ann.†   (source)
  • "I do believe that one headmistress is enough, Pippa," Felicity scoffs.†   (source)
  • At once, Felicity's hand is on her sword, and I fling it away like a toy.†   (source)
  • "Oh, Martha, you're never serious," Felicity teases.†   (source)
  • Ithal steps closer, toys with the cape's ribbon at the hollow of Felicity's throat.†   (source)
  • Pippa's mouth broadens into a smile, Felicity's a smirk as they exchange quick glances.†   (source)
  • "Well, let's have a look," Felicity says.†   (source)
  • And once Felicity forgives me, Ann soon follows.†   (source)
  • Felicity pulls the half-empty bottle from its hiding place inside a rocky crevice.†   (source)
  • Felicity asks as we fall in with the other girls.†   (source)
  • "I think they are extraordinary," Felicity says, moving her lantern closer to the wall.†   (source)
  • "We hold hands and make the door of light appear," Felicity says.†   (source)
  • "Squeeze it into juice," Felicity says, goading me.†   (source)
  • Felicity pulls my hand to her mouth and bites into the fruit cupped there.†   (source)
  • Felicity holds out an invitation in triumph.†   (source)
  • Felicity's face shows her torment—her affection and her pride locked in fierce battle.†   (source)
  • "Our mysterious Gemma," Felicity says, appraising me a bit too closely for comfort.†   (source)
  • Felicity goes to Pip and returns a moment later.†   (source)
  • I can't look at anyone, especially not Felicity and Ann.†   (source)
  • And when Felicity and Pippa are together, it is as if the rest of us do not exist.†   (source)
  • "Don't tell her anything," Felicity snaps, still trembling.†   (source)
  • "Enough," Felicity grouses, and slides into the carriage away from the throng.†   (source)
  • "You seem on edge tonight, Brigid," Felicity says.†   (source)
  • Pippa is passing her own note to Felicity when I glance over.†   (source)
  • The box is stored beneath Felicity's chair.†   (source)
  • "She does appear in your visions, so it means something," Felicity says.†   (source)
  • She hands Felicity a lump of clay for molding.†   (source)
  • I scream, barreling headlong into Felicity, the two of us sprawled on the ground.†   (source)
  • Felicity's sidelong glance says, You've no idea.†   (source)
  • A man reaches for Pippa, and Felicity's sword is swift.†   (source)
  • "Perhaps you shouldn't eat so many toffees," Felicity says.†   (source)
  • He takes a step back, ready to retreat, but not before Felicity sees him.†   (source)
  • Felicity, of course, will not be outdone.†   (source)
  • A contemptuous "ha" escapes from Felicity's mouth.†   (source)
  • She takes Felicity's hand and they run for the maypole.†   (source)
  • The huntress clasps a hand around Felicity's upper arm.†   (source)
  • "That wasn't so difficult," Felicity says.†   (source)
  • Ann backs out with the other girls bearing down on her, Felicity pointing a finger accusingly.†   (source)
  • Felicity squeezes my hand, and I feel the slightest hint of realms magic pulsing there.†   (source)
  • "Especially if it's a private carriage attached to a good deal of money," Felicity jokes.†   (source)
  • "The world is a lie," Felicity whispers.†   (source)
  • Felicity grabs for Ann's hand, and Pippa and I settle in.†   (source)
  • She'll adore it," I say, because I shan't be the one to take Felicity's hope away.†   (source)
  • Felicity pushes her way toward Dr. Van Ripple.†   (source)
  • Felicity turns on her smile, ready to be congratulated.†   (source)
  • "It was a lovely waltz," Felicity says, getting it wrong.†   (source)
  • "Oh, yes, she can sing beautifully," Felicity adds.†   (source)
  • "What a fake," Felicity announces as I join the throng making its way out of the lecture hall.†   (source)
  • You've said it; now let me pass," Felicity commands.†   (source)
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