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appeal
used in Jane Eyre

7 uses
  • I appealed to one who, in the discharge of what he believed his duty, knew neither mercy nor remorse.
    Chapter 34 (63% in)
  • There were moments when I was bewildered by the terror he inspired, because I had no appeal whatever against either his menaces or his inflictions; the servants did not like to offend their young master by taking my part against him, and Mrs. Reed was blind and deaf on the subject: she never saw him strike or heard him abuse me, though he did both now and then in her very presence, more frequently, however, behind her back.
    Chapter 1 (68% in)
  • At dark I allowed Adele to put away books and work, and to run downstairs; for, from the comparative silence below, and from the cessation of appeals to the door-bell, I conjectured that Mr. Rochester was now at liberty.
    Chapter 13 (10% in)
  • This was cowardly: I should have appealed to your nobleness and magnanimity at first, as I do now — opened to you plainly my life of agony — described to you my hunger and thirst after a higher and worthier existence — shown to you, not my RESOLUTION (that word is weak), but my resistless BENT to love faithfully and well, where I am faithfully and well loved in return.
    Chapter 27 (74% in)
  • May you never appeal to Heaven in prayers so hopeless and so agonised as in that hour left my lips; for never may you, like me, dread to be the instrument of evil to what you wholly love.
    Chapter 27 (**% in)
  • With a loud long knock, the new-comer appealed to the door.
    Chapter 28 (88% in)
  • I am a clergyman," he said; "and the clergy are often appealed to about odd matters."
    Chapter 33 (54% in)

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

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