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determine
used in Pride and Prejudice

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  • Or, in other words, you are determined to have him.
    Chapter 59 (57% in)
  • Sir William and Lady Lucas are determined to go, merely on that account, for in general, you know, they visit no newcomers.
    Chapter 1 (57% in)
  • The rest of the evening was spent in conjecturing how soon he would return Mr. Bennet's visit, and determining when they should ask him to dinner.
    Chapter 2 (99% in)
  • "Your plan is a good one," replied Elizabeth, "where nothing is in question but the desire of being well married, and if I were determined to get a rich husband, or any husband, I dare say I should adopt it.
    Chapter 6 (23% in)
  • Elizabeth was determined; nor did Sir William at all shake her purpose by his attempt at persuasion.
    Chapter 6 (83% in)
  • Elizabeth, feeling really anxious, was determined to go to her, though the carriage was not to be had; and as she was no horsewoman, walking was her only alternative.
    Chapter 7 (64% in)
  • They are generally long; but whether always charming it is not for me to determine.
    Chapter 10 (17% in)
  • "Oh!" said she, "I heard you before, but I could not immediately determine what to say in reply.
    Chapter 10 (75% in)
  • I would advise you, before you determine on it, to consult the wishes of the present party; I am much mistaken if there are not some among us to whom a ball would be rather a punishment than a pleasure.
    Chapter 11 (34% in)
  • All were struck with the stranger's air, all wondered who he could be; and Kitty and Lydia, determined if possible to find out, led the way across the street, under pretense of wanting something in an opposite shop, and fortunately had just gained the pavement when the two gentlemen, turning back, had reached the same spot.
    Chapter 15 (47% in)
  • Mr. Darcy corroborated it with a bow, and was beginning to determine not to fix his eyes on Elizabeth, when they were suddenly arrested by the sight of the stranger, and Elizabeth happening to see the countenance of both as they looked at each other, was all astonishment at the effect of the meeting.
    Chapter 15 (61% in)
  • At first there seemed danger of Lydia's engrossing him entirely, for she was a most determined talker; but being likewise extremely fond of lottery tickets, she soon grew too much interested in the game, too eager in making bets and exclaiming after prizes to have attention for anyone in particular.
    Chapter 16 (19% in)
  • A thorough, determined dislike of me—a dislike which I cannot but attribute in some measure to jealousy.
    Chapter 16 (54% in)
  • To find a man agreeable whom one is determined to hate!
    Chapter 18 (11% in)
  • Mr. Collins listened to her with the determined air of following his own inclination, and, when she ceased speaking, replied thus: "My dear Miss Elizabeth, I have the highest opinion in the world in your excellent judgement in all matters within the scope of your understanding; but permit me to say, that there must be a wide difference between the established forms of ceremony amongst the laity, and those which regulate the clergy; for, give me leave to observe that I consider the...
    Chapter 18 (55% in)
  • Her mother's thoughts she plainly saw were bent the same way, and she determined not to venture near her, lest she might hear too much.
    Chapter 18 (65% in)
  • That his two sisters and Mr. Darcy, however, should have such an opportunity of ridiculing her relations, was bad enough, and she could not determine whether the silent contempt of the gentleman, or the insolent smiles of the ladies, were more intolerable.
    Chapter 18 (88% in)
  • To such perseverance in wilful self-deception Elizabeth would make no reply, and immediately and in silence withdrew; determined, if he persisted in considering her repeated refusals as flattering encouragement, to apply to her father, whose negative might be uttered in such a manner as to be decisive, and whose behavior at least could not be mistaken for the affectation and coquetry of an elegant female.
    Chapter 19 (97% in)
  • Though her manner varied, however, her determination never did.
    Chapter 20 (51% in)
  • Elizabeth passed quietly out of the room, Jane and Kitty followed, but Lydia stood her ground, determined to hear all she could; and Charlotte, detained first by the civility of Mr. Collins, whose inquiries after herself and all her family were very minute, and then by a little curiosity, satisfied herself with walking to the window and pretending not to hear.
    Chapter 20 (82% in)
  • I will read it to you:" "When my brother left us yesterday, he imagined that the business which took him to London might be concluded in three or four days; but as we are certain it cannot be so, and at the same time convinced that when Charles gets to town he will be in no hurry to leave it again, we have determined on following him thither, that he may not be obliged to spend his vacant hours in a comfortless hotel.
    Chapter 21 (44% in)
  • "I leave it to yourself to determine," said Mr. Bennet.
    Chapter 23 (**% in)
  • Elizabeth could never address her without feeling that all the comfort of intimacy was over, and though determined not to slacken as a correspondent, it was for the sake of what had been, rather than what was.
    Chapter 26 (37% in)
  • "We have not determined how far it shall carry us," said Mrs. Gardiner, "but, perhaps, to the Lakes."
    Chapter 27 (87% in)
  • The party then gathered round the fire to hear Lady Catherine determine what weather they were to have on the morrow.
    Chapter 29 (95% in)
  • She was afraid of talking longer of his friend; and, having nothing else to say, was now determined to leave the trouble of finding a subject to him.
    Chapter 32 (28% in)
  • "I do not see what right Mr. Darcy had to decide on the propriety of his friend's inclination, or why, upon his own judgement alone, he was to determine and direct in what manner his friend was to be happy.
    Chapter 33 (70% in)
  • The agitation and tears which the subject occasioned, brought on a headache; and it grew so much worse towards the evening, that, added to her unwillingness to see Mr. Darcy, it determined her not to attend her cousins to Rosings, where they were engaged to drink tea.
    Chapter 33 (97% in)
  • But, however this remonstrance might have staggered or delayed his determination, I do not suppose that it would ultimately have prevented the marriage, had it not been seconded by the assurance that I hesitated not in giving, of your sister's indifference.
    Chapter 35 (47% in)
  • After wandering along the lane for two hours, giving way to every variety of thought—re-considering events, determining probabilities, and reconciling herself, as well as she could, to a change so sudden and so important, fatigue, and a recollection of her long absence, made her at length return home; and she entered the house with the wish of appearing cheerful as usual, and the resolution of repressing such reflections as must make her unfit for conversation.
    Chapter 36 (93% in)
  • For my part, I am determined never to speak of it again to anybody.
    Chapter 40 (79% in)
  • Her character will be fixed, and she will, at sixteen, be the most determined flirt that ever made herself or her family ridiculous; a flirt, too, in the worst and meanest degree of flirtation; without any attraction beyond youth and a tolerable person; and, from the ignorance and emptiness of her mind, wholly unable to ward off any portion of that universal contempt which her rage for admiration will excite.
    Chapter 41 (38% in)
  • Bingley was ready, Georgiana was eager, and Darcy determined, to be pleased.
    Chapter 44 (33% in)
  • As for Elizabeth, her thoughts were at Pemberley this evening more than the last; and the evening, though as it passed it seemed long, was not long enough to determine her feelings towards one in that mansion; and she lay awake two whole hours endeavouring to make them out.
    Chapter 44 (80% in)
  • She wished, she feared that the master of the house might be amongst them; and whether she wished or feared it most, she could scarcely determine.
    Chapter 45 (23% in)
  • He was resolutely silent, however, and, from a determination of making him speak, she continued: "I remember, when we first knew her in Hertfordshire, how amazed we all were to find that she was a reputed beauty; and I particularly recollect your saying one night, after they had been dining at Netherfield, 'She a beauty!
    Chapter 45 (87% in)
  • If he could anyhow discover at what house the coachman had before set down his fare, he determined to make inquiries there, and hoped it might not be impossible to find out the stand and number of the coach.
    Chapter 47 (99% in)
  • ...wife received a letter from him; it told them that, on his arrival, he had immediately found out his brother, and persuaded him to come to Gracechurch Street; that Mr. Bennet had been to Epsom and Clapham, before his arrival, but without gaining any satisfactory information; and that he was now determined to inquire at all the principal hotels in town, as Mr. Bennet thought it possible they might have gone to one of them, on their first coming to London, before they procured lodgings.
    Chapter 48 (21% in)
  • I shall write again as soon as anything more is determined on.
    Chapter 49 (33% in)
  • He was seriously concerned that a cause of so little advantage to anyone should be forwarded at the sole expense of his brother-in-law, and he was determined, if possible, to find out the extent of his assistance, and to discharge the obligation as soon as he could.
    Chapter 50 (6% in)
  • I was afraid they might not; and we overtook William Goulding in his curricle, so I was determined he should know it, and so I let down the side-glass next to him, and took off my glove, and let my hand just rest upon the window frame, so that he might see the ring, and then I bowed and smiled like anything.
    Chapter 51 (30% in)
  • The contents of this letter threw Elizabeth into a flutter of spirits, in which it was difficult to determine whether pleasure or pain bore the greatest share.
    Chapter 52 (61% in)
  • But, however, that shan't prevent my asking him to dine here, I am determined.
    Chapter 53 (34% in)
  • And on the gentlemen's approaching, one of the girls moved closer to her than ever, and said, in a whisper: "The men shan't come and part us, I am determined.
    Chapter 54 (52% in)
  • They proceeded in silence along the gravel walk that led to the copse; Elizabeth was determined to make no effort for conversation with a woman who was now more than usually insolent and disagreeable.
    Chapter 56 (25% in)
  • You are to understand, Miss Bennet, that I came here with the determined resolution of carrying my purpose; nor will I be dissuaded from it.
    Chapter 56 (60% in)
  • You are determined to ruin him in the opinion of all his friends, and make him the contempt of the world.
    Chapter 56 (88% in)
  • If he had been wavering before as to what he should do, which had often seemed likely, the advice and entreaty of so near a relation might settle every doubt, and determine him at once to be as happy as dignity unblemished could make him.
    Chapter 57 (24% in)
  • The colour now rushed into Elizabeth's cheeks in the instantaneous conviction of its being a letter from the nephew, instead of the aunt; and she was undetermined whether most to be pleased that he explained himself at all, or offended that his letter was not rather addressed to herself; when her father continued: "You look conscious.
    Chapter 57 (44% in)
  • She could not determine how her mother would take it; sometimes doubting whether all his wealth and grandeur would be enough to overcome her abhorrence of the man.
    Chapter 59 (45% in)
  • My aunt's intelligence had given me hope, and I was determined at once to know every thing."
    Chapter 60 (38% in)

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