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servitude
used in Jane Eyre

5 uses
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Definition
to be under another's control — especially subject to forced labor
  • A new servitude!
    Chapter 10 (31% in)
  • I abandoned it and framed a humbler supplication; for change, stimulus: that petition, too, seemed swept off into vague space: "Then," I cried, half desperate, "grant me at least a new servitude!"
    Chapter 10 (27% in)
  • But Servitude!
    Chapter 10 (32% in)
  • In truth it was humble — but then it was sheltered, and I wanted a safe asylum: it was plodding — but then, compared with that of a governess in a rich house, it was independent; and the fear of servitude with strangers entered my soul like iron: it was not ignoble — not unworthy — not mentally degrading, I made my decision.
    Chapter 30 (69% in)
  • But I did not love my servitude: I wished, many a time, he had continued to neglect me.
    Chapter 34 (43% in)

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