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used in Middlemarch

2 meanings, 20 uses
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1  —3 uses as in:
corresponding time period
connect or fit together by being equivalent, proportionate, or matched

(Two things are equivalent if they have the same or very similar value, purpose, or result.)
  • Everything I see in him corresponds to his pamphlet on Biblical Cosmology.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (12% in)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • I have made up my mind that I ought not to be a perfect horsewoman, and so I should never correspond to your pattern of a lady.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (13% in)
  • Lydgate relied much on the psychological difference between what for the sake of variety I will call goose and gander: especially on the innate submissiveness of the goose as beautifully corresponding to the strength of the gander.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (32% in)

There are no more uses of "correspond" flagged with this meaning in Middlemarch.

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2  —1 use as in:
corresponding by email
communicate by writing letters or email
  • Our vanities differ as our noses do: all conceit is not the same conceit, but varies in correspondence with the minutiae of mental make in which one of us differs from another.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (27% in)

There are no more uses of "correspond" flagged with this meaning in Middlemarch.

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?  —16 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • Perhaps it may suit me to stay away, and correspond with a friend; perhaps not.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (98% in)
  • He delivered himself with precision, as if he had been called upon to make a public statement; and the balanced sing-song neatness of his speech, occasionally corresponded to by a movement of his head, was the more conspicuous from its contrast with good Mr. Brooke's scrappy slovenliness.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (10% in)
  • Having once mastered the true position and taken a firm footing there, the vast field of mythical constructions became intelligible, nay, luminous with the reflected light of correspondences.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (15% in)
  • I am not, I trust, mistaken in the recognition of some deeper correspondence than that of date in the fact that a consciousness of need in my own life had arisen contemporaneously with the possibility of my becoming acquainted with you.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (31% in)
  • Each position has its corresponding duties.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (63% in)
  • And here was Mr. Lydgate suddenly corresponding to her ideal, being altogether foreign to Middlemarch, carrying a certain air of distinction congruous with good family, and possessing connections which offered vistas of that middle-class heaven, rank; a man of talent, also, whom it would be especially delightful to enslave: in fact, a man who had touched her nature quite newly, and brought a vivid interest into her life which was better than any fancied "might-be" such as she was in...
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (98% in)
  • While her aunt Bulstrode, who had a sisterly faithfulness towards her brother's family, had two sincere wishes for Rosamond—that she might show a more serious turn of mind, and that she might meet with a husband whose wealth corresponded to her habits.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (44% in)
  • I was a correspondent of his, and he told me a good deal about you.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (49% in)
  • By-and-by Celia would come in her quality of bridesmaid as well as sister, and through the next weeks there would be wedding visits received and given; all in continuance of that transitional life understood to correspond with the excitement of bridal felicity, and keeping up the sense of busy ineffectiveness, as of a dream which the dreamer begins to suspect.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (50% in)
  • Miss Vincy was alone, and blushed so deeply when Lydgate came in that he felt a corresponding embarrassment, and instead of any playfulness, he began at once to speak of his reason for calling, and to beg her, almost formally, to deliver the message to her father.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (79% in)
  • Mr. Farebrother was aware that Lydgate was a proud man, but having very little corresponding fibre in himself, and perhaps too little care about personal dignity, except the dignity of not being mean or foolish, he could hardly allow enough for the way in which Lydgate shrank, as from a burn, from the utterance of any word about his private affairs.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (2% in)
  • Mr. Farebrother was too keen a man not to know the meaning of that reply, and there was a certain massiveness in Lydgate's manner and tone, corresponding with his physique, which if he repelled your advances in the first instance seemed to put persuasive devices out of question.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (8% in)
  • The bias of human nature to be slow in correspondence triumphs even over the present quickening in the general pace of things: what wonder then that in 1832 old Sir Godwin Lydgate was slow to write a letter which was of consequence to others rather than to himself?
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (26% in)
  • It appeared to him a very natural movement in Bulstrode that he should have reconsidered his refusal: it corresponded with the more munificent side of his character.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (74% in)
  • Mr. Brooke could not resist the pleasure of corresponding with Will and Dorothea; and one morning when his pen had been remarkably fluent on the prospects of Municipal Reform, it ran off into an invitation to the Grange, which, once written, could not be done away with at less cost than the sacrifice (hardly to be conceived) of the whole valuable letter.
    Finale (67% in)
  • During the months of this correspondence Mr. Brooke had continually, in his talk with Sir James Chettam, been presupposing or hinting that the intention of cutting off the entail was still maintained; and the day on which his pen gave the daring invitation, he went to Freshitt expressly to intimate that he had a stronger sense than ever of the reasons for taking that energetic step as a precaution against any mixture of low blood in the heir of the Brookes.
    Finale (69% in)

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