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approval - often official
  • She liked him too little to care for his approbation.
    Chapter 10 (72% in)
  • You must know that though I should be exceedingly grieved at their disapprobation, I could not hesitate.
    Chapter 21 (86% in)
  • Elizabeth would wonder, and probably would blame her; and though her resolution was not to be shaken, her feelings must be hurt by such a disapprobation.
    Chapter 22 (44% in)
  • They were all astonished; and Mr. Bennet, who could by no means wish for so speedy a return, immediately said: "But is there not danger of Lady Catherine's disapprobation here, my good sir?
    Chapter 22 (56% in)
  • She went on: "From the very beginning—from the first moment, I may almost say—of my acquaintance with you, your manners, impressing me with the fullest belief of your arrogance, your conceit, and your selfish disdain of the feelings of others, were such as to form the groundwork of disapprobation on which succeeding events have built so immovable a dislike; and I had not known you a month before I felt that you were the last man in the world whom I could ever be prevailed on to marry."
    Chapter 34 (85% in)
  • She could see him instantly before her, in every charm of air and address; but she could remember no more substantial good than the general approbation of the neighbourhood, and the regard which his social powers had gained him in the mess.
    Chapter 36 (42% in)
  • The justice of the charge struck her too forcibly for denial, and the circumstances to which he particularly alluded as having passed at the Netherfield ball, and as confirming all his first disapprobation, could not have made a stronger impression on his mind than on hers.
    Chapter 36 (88% in)
  • Mr. Gardiner declared his willingness, and Elizabeth was applied to for her approbation.
    Chapter 42 (83% in)
  • In terms of grateful acknowledgment for the kindness of his brother, though expressed most concisely, he then delivered on paper his perfect approbation of all that was done, and his willingness to fulfil the engagements that had been made for him.
    Chapter 50 (16% in)
  • There is a lady, it seems, a Mrs. Younge, who was some time ago governess to Miss Darcy, and was dismissed from her charge on some cause of disapprobation, though he did not say what.
    Chapter 52 (16% in)
  • Mrs. Bennet could not give her consent or speak her approbation in terms warm enough to satisfy her feelings, though she talked to Bingley of nothing else for half an hour; and when Mr. Bennet joined them at supper, his voice and manner plainly showed how really happy he was.
    Chapter 55 (61% in)
  • But whether she were violently set against the match, or violently delighted with it, it was certain that her manner would be equally ill adapted to do credit to her sense; and she could no more bear that Mr. Darcy should hear the first raptures of her joy, than the first vehemence of her disapprobation.
    Chapter 59 (48% in)
  • This was enough to prove that her approbation need not be doubted: and Elizabeth, rejoicing that such an effusion was heard only by herself, soon went away.
    Chapter 59 (90% in)
  • You were disgusted with the women who were always speaking, and looking, and thinking for your approbation alone.
    Chapter 60 (12% in)

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