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resent
used in Jane Eyre

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exact meaning not specified
Definition
to feel anger or unhappiness at having to accept something — often something seen as unjust or something that creates jealousy
  • The gaping wound of my wrongs, too, was now quite healed; and the flame of resentment extinguished.
    Chapter 21 (36% in)
  • What had just passed; what Mrs. Reed had said concerning me to Mr. Brocklehurst; the whole tenor of their conversation, was recent, raw, and stinging in my mind; I had felt every word as acutely as I had heard it plainly, and a passion of resentment fomented now within me.
    Chapter 4 (70% in)
  • In her turn, Helen Burns asked me to explain, and I proceeded forthwith to pour out, in my own way, the tale of my sufferings and resentments.
    Chapter 6 (84% in)
  • Exhausted by emotion, my language was more subdued than it generally was when it developed that sad theme; and mindful of Helen's warnings against the indulgence of resentment, I infused into the narrative far less of gall and wormwood than ordinary.
    Chapter 8 (45% in)

There are no more uses of "resent" flagged with this meaning in Jane Eyre.

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exact meaning not specified
  • "You would not like to be long dependent on our hospitality — you would wish, I see, to dispense as soon as may be with my sisters' compassion, and, above all, with my CHARITY (I am quite sensible of the distinction drawn, nor do I resent it — it is just): you desire to be independent of us?"
    Chapter 29 (93% in)

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

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