- Dorothea was not only his wife: she was a personification of that shallow world which surrounds the appreciated or desponding author.Book 2 — Old and Young (77% in)
- She was now enough aware of Sir James's position with regard to her, to appreciate the rectitude of his perseverance in a landlord's duty, to which he had at first been urged by a lover's complaisance, and her pleasure in it was great enough to count for something even in her present happiness.Book 1 — Miss Brooke (57% in)
- Depend upon it, he likes little Celia better, and she appreciates him.Book 1 — Miss Brooke (74% in)
- He was at a starting-point which makes many a man's career a fine subject for betting, if there were any gentlemen given to that amusement who could appreciate the complicated probabilities of an arduous purpose, with all the possible thwartings and furtherings of circumstance, all the niceties of inward balance, by which a man swims and makes his point or else is carried headlong.Book 2 — Old and Young (26% in)
- But, as we have seen, his motives were not always rightly appreciated.Book 2 — Old and Young (32% in)
- "I will tell you what, Mistress Mary—it will be rather harder work to learn surveying and drawing plans than it would have been to write sermons," he had said, wishing her to appreciate what he went through for her sake; "and as to Hercules and Theseus, they were nothing to me.Book 7 — Two Temptations (35% in)
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