- He was nerving himself to this rigor as he rode from Brassing, and meditated on the representations he must make to Rosamond.Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (54% in)
- Towards Fred Vincy she had a motherly feeling, and had always been disposed to excuse his errors, though she would probably not have excused Mary for engaging herself to him, her daughter being included in that more rigorous judgment which she applied to her own sex.Book 3 — Waiting for Death (17% in)
- She did not know then that it was Love who had come to her briefly, as in a dream before awaking, with the hues of morning on his wings—that it was Love to whom she was sobbing her farewell as his image was banished by the blameless rigor of irresistible day.Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (12% in)
- There was a striking mixture in him—which came from his having always been a hard-working man himself—of rigorous notions about workmen and practical indulgence towards them.Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (23% in)
- Mary was accustomed to think rather rigorously of what was probable, and if a belief flattered her vanity she felt warned to dismiss it as ridiculous, having early had much exercise in such dismissals.Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (42% in)
- Having been roused to discern consequences which he had never been in the habit of tracing, he was preparing to act on this discernment with some of the rigor (by no means all) that he would have applied in pursuing experiment.Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (54% in)
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