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consequence   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 57 uses
1  —28 uses as in:
a direct consequence of
And the consequence was, that Fanny, strange as it was—strange, awkward, and distressing—found herself and Susan, within ten minutes, walking towards the High Street with Mr. Crawford.
consequence = result
DefinitionGenerally this sense of consequence means:
a result of something (often an undesired side effect)
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Book28 uses
Library28 uses in 10 avg bks
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1st useChapter 1
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2  —29 uses as in:
of little consequence
If I could suppose my aunt really to care for me, it would be delightful to feel myself of consequence to anybody.
consequence = importance
DefinitionGenerally this sense of consequence means:
importance or relevance
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Book29 uses
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
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1st useChapter 3
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convey   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 27 uses
1  —12 uses as in:
convey her thoughts
I have not time for writing much, but it would be out of place if I had, for this is to be a mere letter of business, penned for the purpose of conveying necessary information, which could not be delayed without risk of evil.
conveying = communicating or expressing
DefinitionGenerally this sense of convey means:
communicate or express
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Book12 uses
Library9 uses in 10 avg bks
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1st useChapter 34
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2  —15 uses as in:
convey her safely to
Mr. Crawford suggested the greater desirableness of some carriage which might convey more than two.
convey = carry
DefinitionGenerally this sense of convey means:
transport
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Book15 uses
Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 37
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dispose   (3 meanings)
3 meanings, 25 uses
1  —1 use as in:
dispose of the matter
But Tom's extravagance had, previous to that event, been so great as to render a different disposal of the next presentation necessary, and the younger brother must help to pay for the pleasures of the elder.
disposal = settlement of what was to be done
DefinitionGenerally this sense of dispose means:
to settle something so it no longer requires attention
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Book1 use
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
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1st useChapter 3
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2  —4 uses as in:
disposed the troops along...
"My dear sister," said Mary, "if you can persuade him into anything of the sort, it will be a fresh matter of delight to me to find myself allied to anybody so clever, and I shall only regret that you have not half a dozen daughters to dispose of."
dispose = settle in life
DefinitionGenerally this sense of dispose means:
the arrangement, positioning, or use of things
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Book4 uses
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
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1st useChapter 2
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3  —20 uses as in:
Is she disposed to help?
"Perhaps," said Tom, "Fanny may be more disposed to oblige us now."
disposed = inclined (in favor)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of dispose means:
inclined (with a tendency to; or in the mood to)
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Book20 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1
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disposition
38 uses
1  —38 uses as in:
a kind disposition
Her more fearless disposition and happier nerves made everything easy to her there.
disposition = temperament (personality)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of disposition means:
someone's normal mood, personality, or typical way of behaving
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Book38 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2
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establish   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 13 uses
1  —12 uses as in:
establish a positive tone
I hope we shall always think the acquaintance worth any trouble that might be taken to establish it.
establish = create
DefinitionGenerally this sense of establish means:
create, start, or set in [a] place
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Book12 uses
Library25 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 10
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2  —1 use as in:
establish that there is a need
They had been all solitary, helpless, and forlorn alike; and now the arrival of the others only established her superiority in wretchedness. Her companions were relieved, but there was no good for her.
established = demonstrated
DefinitionGenerally this sense of establish means:
show or determine (cause to be recognized or figure out)
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Book1 use
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
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1st useChapter 47
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inclined
63 uses
1  —63 uses as in:
I'm inclined to
He had vanity, which strongly inclined him ... to think she did love him,
inclined = disposed (created an attitude in)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of inclined means:
a tendency, mood, desire, or attitude that favors something; or making someone favor something
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Book63 uses
Library10 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useChapter 17
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oblige   (3 meanings)
3 meanings, 96 uses
1  —57 uses as in:
I am obliged by law.
Fanny found herself obliged to yield, that she might not be accused of pride or indifference, or some other littleness;
obliged = required
DefinitionGenerally this sense of oblige means:
require (obligate) to do something
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Book57 uses
Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1
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2  —19 uses as in:
I obliged her every request.
"You must oblige us," said he, "indeed you must."
oblige = help
DefinitionGenerally this sense of oblige means:
grant a favor to someone
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Book19 uses
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2
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3  —20 uses as in:
I'm much obliged for your kindness
Your kindness to William makes me more obliged to you than words can express;
obliged = grateful or indebted
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Book20 uses
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 3
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reflection
24 uses
1  —2 uses as in:
is a reflection of American values
It is not worth minding. It is no reflection on you; it is no more than what the greatest admirals have all experienced, more or less, in their time.
reflection = indication of quality
DefinitionGenerally this sense of reflection means:
something that indirectly shows something else — such as an indication, demonstration, expression, or representation of something
The exact meaning of this sense of reflection depends upon its context. For example:
  • "The students' behavior is a reflection on the school." — indication of quality
  • "She says the immorality in the movie is a reflection of American values." — expression or representation
  • "It was a reflection of the selfishness she had seen growing for years." — demonstration
  • "The surrounding panic found no reflection in her." — expression or demonstration
  • "I saw no reflection of jealousy in her action." — indication or sign
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Book2 uses
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useChapter 7
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unquizzed meaning  —22 uses
resolve   (3 meanings)
3 meanings, 37 uses
1  —34 uses as in:
I resolved to stop drinking.
Curiosity and vanity were both engaged, and the temptation of immediate pleasure was too strong for a mind unused to make any sacrifice to right: he resolved to defer his Norfolk journey,
resolved = decided
DefinitionGenerally this sense of resolve means:
to decide — typically a firm or formal decision
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Book34 uses
Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
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1st useChapter 14
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2  —2 uses as in:
Her resolve weakened.
...but I was resolved to make no difficulties.
resolved = determined
DefinitionGenerally this sense of resolve means:
firmness of purpose (strong determination to do something)
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Book2 uses
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
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1st useChapter 13
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3  —1 use as in:
How did you resolve the problem?
...but as for this wonderful degree of improvement, I am sure it may all be resolved into a better style of dress, and your having nobody else to look at; and therefore, if you do set about a flirtation with her, you never will persuade me that it is in compliment to her beauty, or that it proceeds from anything but your own idleness and folly.
resolved = settled (will result in something)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of resolve means:
to solve a problem or settle a disagreement
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Book1 use
Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
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1st useChapter 24
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trifle   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 26 uses
1  —23 uses as in:
a trifling matter
If tenderness could be ever supposed wanting, good sense and good breeding supplied its place; and as to the little irritations sometimes introduced by aunt Norris, they were short, they were trifling, they were as a drop of water to the ocean, compared with the ceaseless tumult of her present abode.
trifling = unimportant
DefinitionGenerally this sense of trifle means:
something of small importance; or a small quantity
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Book23 uses
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2
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2  —3 uses as in:
trifle with her affections
Henry Crawford had trifled with her feelings; but she had very long allowed and even sought his attentions, with a jealousy of her sister so reasonable as ought to have been their cure; and now that the conviction of his preference for Maria had been forced on her, she submitted to it without any alarm for Maria's situation, or any endeavour at rational tranquillity for herself.
trifled with = treated thoughtlessly or without respect
DefinitionGenerally this sense of trifle with means:
to treat somebody or something thoughtlessly or without respect
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Book3 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 17
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