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  • He had hit on a more ingenious mode of parrying than he was aware of.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (88% in)
  • When Miss Brooke was at the tea-table, Sir James came to sit down by her, not having felt her mode of answering him at all offensive.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (12% in)
  • But on safe opportunities, she had an indirect mode of making her negative wisdom tell upon Dorothea, and calling her down from her rhapsodic mood by reminding her that people were staring, not listening.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (23% in)
  • It is true that he knew all the classical passages implying the contrary; but knowing classical passages, we find, is a mode of motion, which explains why they leave so little extra force for their personal application.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (69% in)
  • Considering that statistics had not yet embraced a calculation as to the number of ignorant or canting doctors which absolutely must exist in the teeth of all changes, it seemed to Lydgate that a change in the units was the most direct mode of changing the numbers.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (23% in)
  • She was rather shocked at this mode of taking all life as a holiday.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (82% in)
  • Will only thought of giving a good pinch that would annihilate that vaunted laboriousness, and was unable to imagine the mode in which Dorothea would be wounded.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (83% in)
  • He had a certain shame about his neighbors' errors, and never spoke of them willingly; hence he was not likely to divert his mind from the best mode of hardening timber and other ingenious devices in order to preconceive those errors.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (4% in)
  • She had not been present while her uncle was throwing out his pleasant suggestions as to the mode in which life at Lowick might be enlivened, but she was usually by her husband's side, and the unaffected signs of intense anxiety in her face and voice about whatever touched his mind or health, made a drama which Lydgate was inclined to watch.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (65% in)
  • He was an open-minded man, but given to indirect modes of expressing himself: when he was disappointed in a market for his silk braids, he swore at the groom; when his brother-in-law Bulstrode had vexed him, he made cutting remarks on Methodism; and it was now apparent that he regarded Fred's idleness with a sudden increase of severity, by his throwing an embroidered cap out of the smoking-room on to the hall-floor.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (18% in)
  • He could not immediately find any other mode of expressing himself than that of rising, fixing his eye-glass, and fingering the papers before him.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (63% in)
  • ...offensive to the laity; and to Mr. Mawmsey, an important grocer in the Top Market, who, though not one of his patients, questioned him in an affable manner on the subject, he was injudicious enough to give a hasty popular explanation of his reasons, pointing out to Mr. Mawmsey that it must lower the character of practitioners, and be a constant injury to the public, if their only mode of getting paid for their work was by their making out long bills for draughts, boluses, and mixtures.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (13% in)
  • He was invited to Mr. Bulstrode's; but here he could not lie down on the rug, and Mrs. Bulstrode felt that his mode of talking about Catholic countries, as if there were any truce with Antichrist, illustrated the usual tendency to unsoundness in intellectual men.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (33% in)
  • But whether he should succeed in that mode of contributing to the majority on the right side was very doubtful to him.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (70% in)
  • To collect documents is one mode of serving your country, and to remember the contents of a document is another.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (71% in)
  • This was not what Mr. Bulstrode said to any man for the sake of deceiving him: it was what he said to himself—it was as genuinely his mode of explaining events as any theory of yours may be, if you happen to disagree with him.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (89% in)
  • To say that Mr. Raffles' manner was rather excited would be only one mode of saying that it was evening.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (91% in)
  • Bulstrode concurred; but after advertisement as well as other modes of inquiry had been tried, the mother believed that her daughter was not to be found, and consented to marry without reservation of property.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (81% in)
  • It seemed to Fred that if Mr. Farebrother had had a beak and talons instead of his very capable tongue, his mode of attack could hardly be more cruel.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (40% in)
  • "You have at all events taken your share in using good practical precautions for the town, and that is the best mode of asking for protection," said Lydgate, with a strong distaste for the broken metaphor and bad logic of the banker's religion, somewhat increased by the apparent deafness of his sympathy.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (45% in)
  • The broken metaphor and bad logic of motive which had stirred his hearer's contempt were quite consistent with a mode of putting the facts which made it difficult for Lydgate to vent his own indignation and disappointment.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (47% in)
  • "He was disposed to interfere too much, was he?" said Mrs. Garth, imagining that her husband had been touched on his sensitive point, and not been allowed to do what he thought right as to materials and modes of work.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (63% in)
  • Mr. Hawley's mode of speech, even when public decorum repressed his "awful language," was formidable in its curtness and self-possession.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (95% in)
  • Sir James gave a small grunt, which was less respectful than his usual mode of answering his mother.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (89% in)

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