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accustomed
used in Jane Eyre

18 uses
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Definition
to be or to become psychologically or physically used to something

(used to is an expression that means someone has adapted to and has an expectation of something so it does not seem unusual)
  • Accustomed to John Reed's abuse, I never had an idea of replying to it; my care was how to endure the blow which would certainly follow the insult.
    Chapter 1 (77% in)
  • The world may not like to see these ideas dissevered, for it has been accustomed to blend them; finding it convenient to make external show pass for sterling worth — to let white-washed walls vouch for clean shrines.
    Preface (44% in)
  • This state of things should have been to me a paradise of peace, accustomed as I was to a life of ceaseless reprimand and thankless fagging; but, in fact, my racked nerves were now in such a state that no calm could soothe, and no pleasure excite them agreeably.
    Chapter 3 (26% in)
  • As yet I had spoken to no one, nor did anybody seem to take notice of me; I stood lonely enough: but to that feeling of isolation I was accustomed; it did not oppress me much.
    Chapter 5 (72% in)
  • At first, being little accustomed to learn by heart, the lessons appeared to me both long and difficult; the frequent change from task to task, too, bewildered me; and I was glad when, about three o'clock in the afternoon, Miss Smith put into my hands a border of muslin two yards long, together with needle, thimble, &c.
    Chapter 6 (6% in)
  • You are aware that my plan in bringing up these girls is, not to accustom them to habits of luxury and indulgence, but to render them hardy, patient, self-denying.
    Chapter 7 (41% in)
  • With earliest day, I was up: I had my advertisement written, enclosed, and directed before the bell rang to rouse the school; it ran thus: "A young lady accustomed to tuition" (had I not been a teacher two years?
    Chapter 10 (42% in)
  • Everything appeared very stately and imposing to me; but then I was so little accustomed to grandeur.
    Chapter 11 (41% in)
  • I understood her very well, for I had been accustomed to the fluent tongue of Madame Pierrot.
    Chapter 11 (60% in)
  • True: no doubt he may appear so to a stranger, but I am so accustomed to his manner, I never think of it; and then, if he has peculiarities of temper, allowance should be made.
    Chapter 13 (90% in)
  • Gentlemen in his station are not accustomed to marry their governesses.
    Chapter 24 (49% in)
  • I shall keep out of your way all day, as I have been accustomed to do: you may send for me in the evening, when you feel disposed to see me, and I'll come then; but at no other time."
    Chapter 24 (79% in)
  • I see you can say nothing in the first place, you are faint still, and have enough to do to draw your breath; in the second place, you cannot yet accustom yourself to accuse and revile me, and besides, the flood-gates of tears are opened, and they would rush out if you spoke much; and you have no desire to expostulate, to upbraid, to make a scene: you are thinking how TO ACT — TALKING you consider is of no use.
    Chapter 27 (10% in)
  • These opinions he delivered in a few words, in a quiet, low voice; and added, after a pause, in the tone of a man little accustomed to expansive comment, "Rather an unusual physiognomy; certainly, not indicative of vulgarity or degradation."
    Chapter 29 (10% in)
  • First, then, tell me what you have been accustomed to do, and what you CAN do.
    Chapter 29 (78% in)
  • There was an enjoyment in accepting their simple kindness, and in repaying it by a consideration — a scrupulous regard to their feelings — to which they were not, perhaps, at all times accustomed, and which both charmed and benefited them; because, while it elevated them in their own eyes, it made them emulous to merit the deferential treatment they received.
    Chapter 32 (7% in)
  • No." He drew over the picture the sheet of thin paper on which I was accustomed to rest my hand in painting, to prevent the cardboard from being sullied.
    Chapter 32 (96% in)
  • I showed him the volume on the shelf: he took it down, and withdrawing to his accustomed window recess, he began to read it.
    Chapter 34 (17% in)

There are no more uses of "accustomed" in Jane Eyre.

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