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alloy
used in Jane Eyre

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a metal that consists of more than one element
  • I was silent; Helen had calmed me; but in the tranquillity she imparted there was an alloy of inexpressible sadness.
    Chapter 8 (29% in)
  • "I believe you will accept the post I offer you," said he, "and hold it for a while: not permanently, though: any more than I could permanently keep the narrow and narrowing — the tranquil, hidden office of English country incumbent; for in your nature is an alloy as detrimental to repose as that in mine, though of a different kind."
    Chapter 30 (60% in)

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  • I only entertained the intention for a moment; for, not being insane, the crisis of exquisite and unalloyed despair, which had originated the wish and design of self-destruction, was past in a second.
    Chapter 27 (45% in)

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