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used in Jane Eyre

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  • I wrote to Moor House and to Cambridge immediately, to say what I had done: fully explaining also why I had thus acted.
    Chapter 38 — Conclusion (22% in)
  • 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)
  • Also I had drawn parallels in silence, which I never thought thus to have declared aloud.
    Chapter 1 (90% in)
  • I could not answer the ceaseless inward question — WHY I thus suffered; now, at the distance of — I will not say how many years, I see it clearly.
    Chapter 2 (58% in)
  • When thus gentle, Bessie seemed to me the best, prettiest, kindest being in the world; and I wished most intensely that she would always be so pleasant and amiable, and never push me about, or scold, or task me unreasonably, as she was too often wont to do.
    Chapter 4 (19% in)
  • It was the fifteenth of January, about nine o'clock in the morning: Bessie was gone down to breakfast; my cousins had not yet been summoned to their mama; Eliza was putting on her bonnet and warm garden-coat to go and feed her poultry, an occupation of which she was fond: and not less so of selling the eggs to the housekeeper and hoarding up the money she thus obtained.
    Chapter 4 (23% in)
  • ...and doll's house furniture scattered there; an abrupt command from Georgiana to let her playthings alone (for the tiny chairs and mirrors, the fairy plates and cups, were her property) stopped my proceedings; and then, for lack of other occupation, I fell to breathing on the frost-flowers with which the window was fretted, and thus clearing a space in the glass through which I might look out on the grounds, where all was still and petrified under the influence of a hard frost.
    Chapter 4 (28% in)
  • Thus was I severed from Bessie and Gateshead; thus whirled away to unknown, and, as I then deemed, remote and mysterious regions.
    Chapter 5 (10% in)
  • Thus was I severed from Bessie and Gateshead; thus whirled away to unknown, and, as I then deemed, remote and mysterious regions.
    Chapter 5 (11% in)
  • I hardly know where I found the hardihood thus to open a conversation with a stranger; the step was contrary to my nature and habits: but I think her occupation touched a chord of sympathy somewhere; for I too liked reading, though of a frivolous and childish kind; I could not digest or comprehend the serious or substantial.
    Chapter 5 (79% in)
  • One afternoon (I had then been three weeks at Lowood), as I was sitting with a slate in my hand, puzzling over a sum in long division, my eyes, raised in abstraction to the window, caught sight of a figure just passing: I recognised almost instinctively that gaunt outline; and when, two minutes after, all the school, teachers included, rose en masse, it was not necessary for me to look up in order to ascertain whose entrance they thus greeted.
    Chapter 7 (24% in)
  • Should any little accidental disappointment of the appetite occur, such as the spoiling of a meal, the under or the over dressing of a dish, the incident ought not to be neutralised by replacing with something more delicate the comfort lost, thus pampering the body and obviating the aim of this institution; it ought to be improved to the spiritual edification of the pupils, by encouraging them to evince fortitude under temporary privation.
    Chapter 7 (42% in)
  • We had not sat long thus, when another person came in.
    Chapter 8 (31% in)
  • Thus restrained and simplified, it sounded more credible: I felt as I went on that Miss Temple fully believed me.
    Chapter 8 (45% in)
  • Thus relieved of a grievous load, I from that hour set to work afresh, resolved to pioneer my way through every difficulty: I toiled hard, and my success was proportionate to my efforts; my memory, not naturally tenacious, improved with practice; exercise sharpened my wits; in a few weeks I was promoted to a higher class; in less than two months I was allowed to commence French and drawing.
    Chapter 8 (90% in)
  • While disease had thus become an inhabitant of Lowood, and death its frequent visitor; while there was gloom and fear within its walls; while its rooms and passages steamed with hospital smells, the drug and the pastille striving vainly to overcome the effluvia of mortality, that bright May shone unclouded over the bold hills and beautiful woodland out of doors.
    Chapter 9 (23% in)
  • The school, thus improved, became in time a truly useful and noble institution.
    Chapter 10 (7% 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 (41% in)
  • This circumstance was satisfactory: a private fear had haunted me, that in thus acting for myself, and by my own guidance, I ran the risk of getting into some scrape; and, above all things, I wished the result of my endeavours to be respectable, proper, en regle.
    Chapter 10 (57% in)
  • The conversation, thus turned on Adele, continued till we reached the light and cheerful region below.
    Chapter 11 (99% in)
  • When thus alone, I not unfrequently heard Grace Poole's laugh: the same peal, the same low, slow ha! ha! which, when first heard, had thrilled me: I heard, too, her eccentric murmurs; stranger than her laugh.
    Chapter 12 (20% in)
  • Had he been a handsome, heroic-looking young gentleman, I should not have dared to stand thus questioning him against his will, and offering my services unasked.
    Chapter 12 (60% in)
  • Unused as I was to strangers, it was rather a trial to appear thus formally summoned in Mr. Rochester's presence.
    Chapter 13 (17% in)
  • We were ascending the avenue when he thus paused; the hall was before us.
    Chapter 15 (18% in)
  • When I saw my charmer thus come in accompanied by a cavalier, I seemed to hear a hiss, and the green snake of jealousy, rising on undulating coils from the moonlit balcony, glided within my waistcoat, and ate its way in two minutes to my heart's core.
    Chapter 15 (24% in)
  • The couple were thus revealed to me clearly: both removed their cloaks, and there was 'the Varens,' shining in satin and jewels, — my gifts of course, — and there was her companion in an officer's uniform; and I knew him for a young roue of a vicomte — a brainless and vicious youth whom I had sometimes met in society, and had never thought of hating because I despised him so absolutely.
    Chapter 15 (31% in)
  • Ere long, I had reason to congratulate myself on the course of wholesome discipline to which I had thus forced my feelings to submit.
    Chapter 16 (99% in)
  • She would thus descend to the kitchen once a day, eat her dinner, smoke a moderate pipe on the hearth, and go back, carrying her pot of porter with her, for her private solace, in her own gloomy, upper haunt.
    Chapter 17 (12% in)
  • The young lady thus claimed as the dowager's special property, reiterated her question with an explanation.
    Chapter 17 (78% in)
  • The sounds I had heard after the scream, and the words that had been uttered, had probably been heard only by me; for they had proceeded from the room above mine: but they assured me that it was not a servant's dream which had thus struck horror through the house; and that the explanation Mr. Rochester had given was merely an invention framed to pacify his guests.
    Chapter 20 (14% in)
  • I could not forget how the arm had trembled which he rested on my shoulder: and it was no light matter which could thus bow the resolute spirit and thrill the vigorous frame of Fairfax Rochester.
    Chapter 20 (41% in)
  • One day, however, as she put away her account-book and unfolded her embroidery, she suddenly took her up thus — "Georgiana, a more vain and absurd animal than you was certainly never allowed to cumber the earth.
    Chapter 21 (75% in)
  • It was short, and thus conceived: "Madam, — Will you have the goodness to send me the address of my niece, Jane Eyre, and to tell me how she is?
    Chapter 21 (90% in)
  • I could not forget my own sensations when you thus started up and poured out the venom of your mind: I felt fear as if an animal that I had struck or pushed had looked up at me with human eyes and cursed me in a man's voice.
    Chapter 21 (92% in)
  • She heeded nothing of what I said; but when she had tasted the water and drawn breath, she went on thus — "I tell you I could not forget it; and I took my revenge: for you to be adopted by your uncle, and placed in a state of ease and comfort, was what I could not endure.
    Chapter 21 (93% in)
  • It is only because our connection happens to be very transitory, and comes at a peculiarly mournful season, that I consent thus to render it so patient and compliant on my part.
    Chapter 22 (8% in)
  • ...seat near her, and Adele, kneeling on the carpet, had nestled close up to me, and a sense of mutual affection seemed to surround us with a ring of golden peace, I uttered a silent prayer that we might not be parted far or soon; but when, as we thus sat, Mr. Rochester entered, unannounced, and looking at us, seemed to take pleasure in the spectacle of a group so amicable — when he said he supposed the old lady was all right now that she had got her adopted daughter back again, and added...
    Chapter 22 (88% in)
  • I was sheepishly retreating also; but Mr. Rochester followed me, and when we reached the wicket, he said — "Turn back: on so lovely a night it is a shame to sit in the house; and surely no one can wish to go to bed while sunset is thus at meeting with moonrise."
    Chapter 23 (21% in)
  • The system thus entered on, I pursued during the whole season of probation; and with the best success.
    Chapter 24 (95% in)
  • In other people's presence I was, as formerly, deferential and quiet; any other line of conduct being uncalled for: it was only in the evening conferences I thus thwarted and afflicted him.
    Chapter 24 (96% in)
  • Jane, I never meant to wound you thus.
    Chapter 27 (5% in)
  • I ought probably to have done or said nothing; but I was so tortured by a sense of remorse at thus hurting his feelings, I could not control the wish to drop balm where I had wounded.
    Chapter 27 (25% in)
  • To agitate him thus deeply, by a resistance he so abhorred, was cruel: to yield was out of the question.
    Chapter 27 (28% in)
  • Thus, at the age of twenty-six, I was hopeless.
    Chapter 27 (42% in)
  • While I walked under the dripping orange-trees of my wet garden, and amongst its drenched pomegranates and pine-apples, and while the refulgent dawn of the tropics kindled round me — I reasoned thus, Jane — and now listen; for it was true Wisdom that consoled me in that hour, and showed me the right path to follow.
    Chapter 27 (46% in)
  • From a flowery arch at the bottom of my garden I gazed over the sea — bluer than the sky: the old world was beyond; clear prospects opened thus: " 'Go,' said Hope, 'and live again in Europe: there it is not known what a sullied name you bear, nor what a filthy burden is bound to you.
    Chapter 27 (47% in)
  • Not a human being that ever lived could wish to be loved better than I was loved; and him who thus loved me I absolutely worshipped: and I must renounce love and idol.
    Chapter 27 (76% in)
  • Thus lodged, I was not, at least — at the commencement of the night, cold.
    Chapter 28 (12% in)
  • Solitude would be no solitude — rest no rest — while the vulture, hunger, thus sank beak and talons in my side.
    Chapter 28 (35% in)
  • Meantime, the afternoon advanced, while I thus wandered about like a lost and starving dog.
    Chapter 28 (36% in)
  • Thus occupied, and mutually entertained, days passed like hours, and weeks like days.
    Chapter 30 (17% in)
  • Flushed and kindled thus, he looked nearly as beautiful for a man as she for a woman.
    Chapter 31 (87% in)
  • Mr. St. John spoke almost like an automaton: himself only knew the effort it cost him thus to refuse.
    Chapter 31 (95% in)
  • Anything more exquisite than her appearance, in her purple habit, with her Amazon's cap of black velvet placed gracefully above the long curls that kissed her cheek and floated to her shoulders, can scarcely be imagined: and it was thus she would enter the rustic building, and glide through the dazzled ranks of the village children.
    Chapter 32 (16% in)
  • St. John, no doubt, would have given the world to follow, recall, retain her, when she thus left him; but he would not give one chance of heaven, nor relinquish, for the elysium of her love, one hope of the true, eternal Paradise.
    Chapter 32 (22% in)
  • I saw even that to be thus frankly addressed on a subject he had deemed unapproachable — to hear it thus freely handled — was beginning to be felt by him as a new pleasure — an unhoped-for relief.
    Chapter 32 (64% in)
  • I saw even that to be thus frankly addressed on a subject he had deemed unapproachable — to hear it thus freely handled — was beginning to be felt by him as a new pleasure — an unhoped-for relief.
    Chapter 32 (64% in)
  • Won in youth to religion, she has cultivated my original qualities thus:— From the minute germ, natural affection, she has developed the overshadowing tree, philanthropy.
    Chapter 32 (92% in)
  • Startled at being thus addressed, I did not immediately reply: after a moment's hesitation I answered — "But are you sure you are not in the position of those conquerors whose triumphs have cost them too dear?
    Chapter 34 (33% in)
  • Thus engaged, he appeared, sitting in his own recess, quiet and absorbed enough; but that blue eye of his had a habit of leaving the outlandish-looking grammar, and wandering over, and sometimes fixing upon us, his fellow-students, with a curious intensity of observation: if caught, it would be instantly withdrawn; yet ever and anon, it returned searchingly to our table.
    Chapter 34 (35% in)
  • I thought Diana very provoking, and felt uncomfortably confused; and while I was thus thinking and feeling, St. John bent his head; his Greek face was brought to a level with mine, his eyes questioned my eyes piercingly — he kissed me.
    Chapter 34 (44% in)
  • Your own fortune will make you independent of the Society's aid; and thus you may still be spared the dishonour of breaking your promise and deserting the band you engaged to join."
    Chapter 35 (33% in)
  • He thus grasps and cries, and gazes, because he no longer fears to waken by any sound he can utter — by any movement he can make.
    Chapter 36 (45% in)
  • It is a dream; such dreams as I have had at night when I have clasped her once more to my heart, as I do now; and kissed her, as thus — and felt that she loved me, and trusted that she would not leave me.
    Chapter 37 (24% in)
  • Thus urged, I began the narrative of my experience for the last year.
    Chapter 37 (57% in)
  • I should not have left him thus, he said, without any means of making my way: I should have told him my intention.
    Chapter 37 (58% in)

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