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- I found my pupil sufficiently docile, though disinclined to apply: she had not been used to regular occupation of any kind.Chapter 11 (71% in)
- Mary would sit and watch me by the hour together: then she would take lessons; and a docile, intelligent, assiduous pupil she made.Chapter 30 (17% in)
- Some of them are unmannered, rough, intractable, as well as ignorant; but others are docile, have a wish to learn, and evince a disposition that pleases me.Chapter 31 (6% in)
- Jane, you are docile, diligent, disinterested, faithful, constant, and courageous; very gentle, and very heroic: cease to mistrust yourself — I can trust you unreservedly.Chapter 34 (70% in)
- As she grew up, a sound English education corrected in a great measure her French defects; and when she left school, I found in her a pleasing and obliging companion: docile, good-tempered, and well-principled.Chapter 38 — Conclusion (42% in)
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