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desolate
used in Jane Eyre

15 uses
  • Cease to look so melancholy, my dear master; you shall not be left desolate, so long as I live.
    Chapter 37 (29% in)
  • The words in these introductory pages connected themselves with the succeeding vignettes, and gave significance to the rock standing up alone in a sea of billow and spray; to the broken boat stranded on a desolate coast; to the cold and ghastly moon glancing through bars of cloud at a wreck just sinking.
    Chapter 1 (36% in)
  • Yet, when this cherished volume was now placed in my hand — when I turned over its leaves, and sought in its marvellous pictures the charm I had, till now, never failed to find — all was eerie and dreary; the giants were gaunt goblins, the pigmies malevolent and fearful imps, Gulliver a most desolate wanderer in most dread and dangerous regions.
    Chapter 3 (39% in)
  • I think, scathed as you look, and charred and scorched, there must be a little sense of life in you yet, rising out of that adhesion at the faithful, honest roots: you will never have green leaves more — never more see birds making nests and singing idyls in your boughs; the time of pleasure and love is over with you: but you are not desolate: each of you has a comrade to sympathise with him in his decay.
    Chapter 25 (16% in)
  • Mr. Rochester then turned to the spectators: he looked at them with a smile both acrid and desolate.
    Chapter 26 (70% in)
  • Jane Eyre, who had been an ardent, expectant woman — almost a bride, was a cold, solitary girl again: her life was pale; her prospects were desolate.
    Chapter 26 (88% in)
  • But it will be very dreadful, with this feeling of hunger, faintness, chill, and this sense of desolation — this total prostration of hope.
    Chapter 28 (49% in)
  • More desolate, more desperate than ever, it seemed from contrast.
    Chapter 28 (79% in)
  • Not to deceive myself, I must reply — No: I felt desolate to a degree.
    Chapter 31 (11% in)
  • It was the same vehicle whence, a year ago, I had alighted one summer evening on this very spot — how desolate, and hopeless, and objectless!
    Chapter 36 (20% in)
  • And yet the spectacle of desolation I had just left prepared me in a measure for a tale of misery.
    Chapter 36 (56% in)
  • At Ferndean, a manor-house on a farm he has, about thirty miles off: quite a desolate spot.
    Chapter 36 (98% in)
  • The whole looked, as the host of the Rochester Arms had said, "quite a desolate spot."
    Chapter 37 (6% in)
  • But I always woke and found it an empty mockery; and I was desolate and abandoned — my life dark, lonely, hopeless — my soul athirst and forbidden to drink — my heart famished and never to be fed.
    Chapter 37 (25% in)
  • I asked of God, at once in anguish and humility, if I had not been long enough desolate, afflicted, tormented; and might not soon taste bliss and peace once more.
    Chapter 37 (92% in)

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