- I contended with my inward dimness of vision, before which clouds yet rolled.Chapter 35 (88% in)
- A woman who could betray me for such a rival was not worth contending for; she deserved only scorn; less, however, than I, who had been her dupe.Chapter 15 (33% in)
- My father, indeed, imposed the determination, but since his death, I have not a legitimate obstacle to contend with; some affairs settled, a successor for Morton provided, an entanglement or two of the feelings broken through or cut asunder — a last conflict with human weakness, in which I know I shall overcome, because I have vowed that I WILL overcome — and I leave Europe for the East.Chapter 31 (53% in)
- I think not; and if I were, it does not much signify; I shall never be called upon to contend for such another.Chapter 34 (34% in)
There are no more uses of "contend" in Jane Eyre.
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