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used in Middlemarch

5 uses
  • He has neither venom nor doubleness in him, and those often go with a more correct outside.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (64% in)
  • Too languid to sting, he had the more venom refluent in his blood.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (86% in)
  • Casaubon hated him—he knew that very well; on his first entrance he could discern a bitterness in the mouth and a venom in the glance which would almost justify declaring war in spite of past benefits.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (36% in)
  • It was the first time he had encountered an open expression of scorn from any man higher than Raffles; and with that scorn hurrying like venom through his system, there was no sensibility left to consolations.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (89% in)
  • ...God had disowned him before men and left him unscreened to the triumphant scorn of those who were glad to have their hatred justified—the sense of utter futility in that equivocation with his conscience in dealing with the life of his accomplice, an equivocation which now turned venomously upon him with the full-grown fang of a discovered lie:—all this rushed through him like the agony of terror which fails to kill, and leaves the ears still open to the returning wave of execration.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (96% in)

There are no more uses of "venom" in Middlemarch.

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