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receptive
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
open to arguments, ideas, or change
  • The attitudes of receptivity are various, and Will had sincerely tried many of them.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (67% in)
  • Genius, he held, is necessarily intolerant of fetters: on the one hand it must have the utmost play for its spontaneity; on the other, it may confidently await those messages from the universe which summon it to its peculiar work, only placing itself in an attitude of receptivity towards all sublime chances.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (67% in)
  • Dorothea for the moment forgot her husband's mysterious irritation against Will: it seemed fresh water at her thirsty lips to speak without fear to the one person whom she had found receptive; for in looking backward through sadness she exaggerated a past solace.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (39% in)
  • He had regarded Rosamond's cleverness as precisely of the receptive kind which became a woman.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (49% in)

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