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  • And thus the conversation ended with the advantage on Rosamond's side.
    Finale (55% in)
  • Thus Celia, mutely bending over her tapestry, until she heard her sister calling her.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (7% in)
  • The objectionable puppy, whose nose and eyes were equally black and expressive, was thus got rid of, since Miss Brooke decided that it had better not have been born.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (21% in)
  • Thus Dorothea had three more conversations with him, and was convinced that her first impressions had been just.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (23% in)
  • ...impression of your eminent and perhaps exclusive fitness to supply that need (connected, I may say, with such activity of the affections as even the preoccupations of a work too special to be abdicated could not uninterruptedly dissimulate); and each succeeding opportunity for observation has given the impression an added depth by convincing me more emphatically of that fitness which I had preconceived, and thus evoking more decisively those affections to which I have but now referred.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (32% in)
  • Thus it happened, that after Sir James had ridden rather fast for half an hour in a direction away from Tipton Grange, he slackened his pace, and at last turned into a road which would lead him back by a shorter cut.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (48% in)
  • Thus in these brief weeks Dorothea's joyous grateful expectation was unbroken, and however her lover might occasionally be conscious of flatness, he could never refer it to any slackening of her affectionate interest.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (70% in)
  • "That is very amiable in you, my dear Dorothea," said Mr. Casaubon, not in the least noticing that she was hurt; "but if you had a lady as your companion, I could put you both under the care of a cicerone, and we could thus achieve two purposes in the same space of time."
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (71% in)
  • Thus, in riding home, both the brother and the sister were preoccupied and inclined to be silent.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (98% in)
  • ...and realistic imagination when the foundation had been once presupposed; and before they had ridden a mile she was far on in the costume and introductions of her wedded life, having determined on her house in Middle-march, and foreseen the visits she would pay to her husband's high-bred relatives at a distance, whose finished manners she could appropriate as thoroughly as she had done her school accomplishments, preparing herself thus for vaguer elevations which might ultimately come.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (98% in)
  • Thus it happened that on this occasion Bulstrode became identified with Lydgate, and Lydgate with Tyke; and owing to this variety of interchangeable names for the chaplaincy question, diverse minds were enabled to form the same judgment concerning it.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (59% in)
  • Thus it came to pass that the friend whom he chose to apply to was at once the poorest and the kindest—namely, Caleb Garth.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (3% in)
  • The part thus played in dialogue by Mr. Horrock was terribly effective.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (10% in)
  • She never left Fred's side when her husband was not in the house, and thus Rosamond was in the unusual position of being much alone.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (42% in)
  • To this mental estate mapped out a quarter of a century before, to sensibilities thus fenced in, Mr. Casaubon had thought of annexing happiness with a lovely young bride; but even before marriage, as we have seen, he found himself under a new depression in the consciousness that the new bliss was not blissful to him.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (58% in)
  • Thus Mr. Casaubon was in one of his busiest epochs, and as I began to say a little while ago, Dorothea joined him early in the library where he had breakfasted alone.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (59% in)
  • Thus Stone Court continually saw one or other blood-relation alighting or departing, and Mary Garth had the unpleasant task of carrying their messages to Mr. Featherstone, who would see none of them, and sent her down with the still more unpleasant task of telling them so.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (83% in)
  • Thus old Featherstone was imaginative, after his fashion.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (2% in)
  • Moreover, he was one of the high gentry living four miles away from Lowick, and was thus exalted to an equal sky with the sheriff of the county and other dignities vaguely regarded as necessary to the system of things.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (2% in)
  • Thus while I tell the truth about loobies, my reader's imagination need not be entirely excluded from an occupation with lords; and the petty sums which any bankrupt of high standing would be sorry to retire upon, may be lifted to the level of high commercial transactions by the inexpensive addition of proportional ciphers.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (18% in)
  • ...in an anomalous position: during the agitation on the Catholic Question many had given up the "Pioneer"—which had a motto from Charles James Fox and was in the van of progress—because it had taken Peel's side about the Papists, and had thus blotted its Liberalism with a toleration of Jesuitry and Baal; but they were ill-satisfied with the "Trumpet," which—since its blasts against Rome, and in the general flaccidity of the public mind (nobody knowing who would support whom)—had...
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (33% in)
  • Thus Mr. Casaubon remained proudly, bitterly silent.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (53% in)
  • Dagley's homestead never before looked so dismal to Mr. Brooke as it did today, with his mind thus sore about the fault-finding of the "Trumpet," echoed by Sir James.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (67% in)
  • Thus his nails and modesty were comparable to those of most gentlemen; though his ambition had been educated only by the opportunities of a clerk and accountant in the smaller commercial houses of a seaport.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (85% in)
  • Mr. Raffles on most occasions kept up the sense of having been educated at an academy, and being able, if he chose, to pass well everywhere; indeed, there was not one of his fellow-men whom he did not feel himself in a position to ridicule and torment, confident of the entertainment which he thus gave to all the rest of the company.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (89% in)
  • Thus his intellectual ambition which seemed to others to have absorbed and dried him, was really no security against wounds, least of all against those which came from Dorothea.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (90% in)
  • Since, thus, the prevision of his own unending bliss could not nullify the bitter savors of irritated jealousy and vindictiveness, it is the less surprising that the probability of a transient earthly bliss for other persons, when he himself should have entered into glory, had not a potently sweetening effect.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (92% in)
  • Patients who had chronic diseases or whose lives had long been worn threadbare, like old Featherstone's, had been at once inclined to try him; also, many who did not like paying their doctor's bills, thought agreeably of opening an account with a new doctor and sending for him without stint if the children's temper wanted a dose, occasions when the old practitioners were often crusty; and all persons thus inclined to employ Lydgate held it likely that he was clever.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (12% in)
  • Mr. Mawmsey was not only an overseer (it was about a question of outdoor pay that he was having an interview with Lydgate), he was also asthmatic and had an increasing family: thus, from a medical point of view, as well as from his own, he was an important man; indeed, an exceptional grocer, whose hair was arranged in a flame-like pyramid, and whose retail deference was of the cordial, encouraging kind—jocosely complimentary, and with a certain considerate abstinence from letting out...
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (13% in)
  • Thus he had to wince under a promise of success given by that ignorant praise which misses every valid quality.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (20% in)
  • The auctioneer heard, without much surprise, that his was a constitution which (always with due watching) might be left to itself, so as to offer a beautiful example of a disease with all its phases seen in clear delineation, and that he probably had the rare strength of mind voluntarily to become the test of a rational procedure, and thus make the disorder of his pulmonary functions a general benefit to society.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (20% in)
  • For Lydgate having attended Mrs. Goby, who died apparently of a heart-disease not very clearly expressed in the symptoms, too daringly asked leave of her relatives to open the body, and thus gave an offence quickly spreading beyond Parley Street, where that lady had long resided on an income such as made this association of her body with the victims of Burke and Hare a flagrant insult to her memory.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (24% in)
  • We are concerned with looking at Joshua Rigg's sale of his land from Mr. Bulstrode's point of view, and he interpreted it as a cheering dispensation conveying perhaps a sanction to a purpose which he had for some time entertained without external encouragement; he interpreted it thus, but not too confidently, offering up his thanksgiving in guarded phraseology.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (89% in)
  • A projected line was to run through Lowick parish where the cattle had hitherto grazed in a peace unbroken by astonishment; and thus it happened that the infant struggles of the railway system entered into the affairs of Caleb Garth, and determined the course of this history with regard to two persons who were dear to him.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (17% in)
  • Thus the mind of Frick was exactly of the sort for Mr. Solomon Featherstone to work upon, he having more plenteous ideas of the same order, with a suspicion of heaven and earth which was better fed and more entirely at leisure.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (19% in)
  • Lydgate said, "Very well," with a surly obedience, and thus the discussion ended with his promising Rosamond, and not with her promising him.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (48% in)
  • He made first-rate strokes himself, and began to bet against Lydgate's strokes, the strain of whose nerves was thus changed from simple confidence in his own movements to defying another person's doubt in them.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (37% in)
  • Thus, Mr. Lydgate, there is no haste necessary in this matter; but I wished to apprise you beforehand of what may possibly occur.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (48% in)
  • It was a quarter of an hour later before Bulstrode, with a cold peremptoriness of manner which he had not before shown, said, "I came to call you thus early, Mr. Raffles, because I have ordered the carriage to be ready at half-past seven, and intend myself to conduct you as far as Ilsely, where you can either take the railway or await a coach."
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (52% in)
  • It seemed to him a sort of earnest that Providence intended his rescue from worse consequences; the way being thus left open for the hope of secrecy.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (63% in)
  • And thus thy fall hath left a kind of blot, To mark the full-fraught man and best indued With some suspicion.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (39% in)
  • Thus he had come down, foreseeing with confidence how almost everything would be in his familiar little world; fearing, indeed, that there would be no surprises in his visit.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (71% in)
  • Thus he did nothing more decided than taking the Riverston coach.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (73% in)

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