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acknowledge
used in Jane Eyre

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Definition
express recognition of someone or something; or admit something
  • Having thus acknowledged what I owe those who have aided and approved me, I turn to another class; a small one, so far as I know, but not, therefore, to be overlooked.
    Preface (19% in)
  • During this interval, even Adele was seldom sent for to his presence, and all my acquaintance with him was confined to an occasional rencontre in the hall, on the stairs, or in the gallery, when he would sometimes pass me haughtily and coldly, just acknowledging my presence by a distant nod or a cool glance, and sometimes bow and smile with gentlemanlike affability.
    Chapter 14 (2% in)
  • I acknowledged no natural claim on Adele's part to be supported by me, nor do I now acknowledge any, for I am not her father; but hearing that she was quite destitute, I e'en took the poor thing out of the slime and mud of Paris, and transplanted it here, to grow up clean in the wholesome soil of an English country garden.
    Chapter 15 (39% in)
  • I acknowledged no natural claim on Adele's part to be supported by me, nor do I now acknowledge any, for I am not her father; but hearing that she was quite destitute, I e'en took the poor thing out of the slime and mud of Paris, and transplanted it here, to grow up clean in the wholesome soil of an English country garden.
    Chapter 15 (40% in)
  • Be sure that is the only tie he seriously acknowledges between you and him; so don't make him the object of your fine feelings, your raptures, agonies, and so forth.
    Chapter 17 (3% in)
  • If Miss Ingram had been a good and noble woman, endowed with force, fervour, kindness, sense, I should have had one vital struggle with two tigers — jealousy and despair: then, my heart torn out and devoured, I should have admired her — acknowledged her excellence, and been quiet for the rest of my days: and the more absolute her superiority, the deeper would have been my admiration — the more truly tranquil my quiescence.
    Chapter 18 (37% in)
  • "I will make the world acknowledge you a beauty, too," he went on, while I really became uneasy at the strain he had adopted, because I felt he was either deluding himself or trying to delude me.
    Chapter 24 (12% in)
  • Sir, your wife is living: that is a fact acknowledged this morning by yourself.
    Chapter 27 (28% in)
  • He had not kept his promise of treating me like his sisters; he continually made little chilling differences between us, which did not at all tend to the development of cordiality: in short, now that I was acknowledged his kinswoman, and lived under the same roof with him, I felt the distance between us to be far greater than when he had known me only as the village schoolmistress.
    Chapter 34 (32% in)
  • With St. Paul, I acknowledge myself the chiefest of sinners; but I do not suffer this sense of my personal vileness to daunt me.
    Chapter 34 (65% in)
  • In the tractability with which, at my wish, you forsook a study in which you were interested, and adopted another because it interested me; in the untiring assiduity with which you have since persevered in it — in the unflagging energy and unshaken temper with which you have met its difficulties — I acknowledge the complement of the qualities I seek.
    Chapter 34 (70% in)
  • "I CAN do what he wants me to do: I am forced to see and acknowledge that," I meditated, — "that is, if life be spared me.
    Chapter 34 (72% in)
  • Of late, Jane — only — only of late — I began to see and acknowledge the hand of God in my doom.
    Chapter 37 (89% in)
  • That I merited all I endured, I acknowledged — that I could scarcely endure more, I pleaded; and the alpha and omega of my heart's wishes broke involuntarily from my lips in the words — 'Jane!
    Chapter 37 (92% in)
  • On that occasion, he again, with a full heart, acknowledged that God had tempered judgment with mercy.
    Chapter 38 — Conclusion (75% in)

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