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clear, easily noticed, and/or identifiable as different or separate
  • Dorothea's timidity was due to an indistinct consciousness that she was in the strange situation of consulting a third person about the adequacy of Mr. Casaubon's learning.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (96% in)
  • Then there was well-bred economy, which in those days made show in dress the first item to be deducted from, when any margin was required for expenses more distinctive of rank.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (1% in)
  • And without his distinctly recognizing the impulse, there certainly was present in him the sense that Celia would be there, and that he should pay her more attention than he had done before.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (49% in)
  • —As to my own concern with any report of such a nature, I distinctly affirm that I never made any statement to the effect that your son had borrowed money on any property that might accrue to him on Mr. Featherstone's demise—bless my heart!
    Book 2 — Old and Young (10% in)
  • At last, Mr. Featherstone eyed him again over his spectacles and presented him with a little sheaf of notes: Fred could see distinctly that there were but five, as the less significant edges gaped towards him.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (11% in)
  • Lydgate felt sure that if ever he married, his wife would have that feminine radiance, that distinctive womanhood which must be classed with flowers and music, that sort of beauty which by its very nature was virtuous, being moulded only for pure and delicate joys.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (40% in)
  • He could not help hearing within him the distinct declaration that Bulstrode was prime minister, and that the Tyke affair was a question of office or no office; and he could not help an equally pronounced dislike to giving up the prospect of office.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (54% in)
  • However it was, he did not distinctly say to himself on which side he would vote; and all the while he was inwardly resenting the subjection which had been forced upon him.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (56% in)
  • The character of the publican and sinner is not always practically incompatible with that of the modern Pharisee, for the majority of us scarcely see more distinctly the faultiness of our own conduct than the faultiness of our own arguments, or the dulness of our own jokes.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (63% in)
  • Yet Dorothea had no distinctly shapen grievance that she could state even to herself; and in the midst of her confused thought and passion, the mental act that was struggling forth into clearness was a self-accusing cry that her feeling of desolation was the fault of her own spiritual poverty.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (68% in)
  • How was it that in the weeks since her marriage, Dorothea had not distinctly observed but felt with a stifling depression, that the large vistas and wide fresh air which she had dreamed of finding in her husband's mind were replaced by anterooms and winding passages which seemed to lead nowhither?
    Book 2 — Old and Young (71% in)
  • We are angered even by the full acceptance of our humiliating confessions—how much more by hearing in hard distinct syllables from the lips of a near observer, those confused murmurs which we try to call morbid, and strive against as if they were the oncoming of numbness!
    Book 2 — Old and Young (76% in)
  • ...supreme selves: Dorothea had early begun to emerge from that stupidity, but yet it had been easier to her to imagine how she would devote herself to Mr. Casaubon, and become wise and strong in his strength and wisdom, than to conceive with that distinctness which is no longer reflection but feeling—an idea wrought back to the directness of sense, like the solidity of objects—that he had an equivalent centre of self, whence the lights and shadows must always fall with a certain...
    Book 2 — Old and Young (86% in)
  • About three o'clock he said, with remarkable distinctness, "Missy, come here!"
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (96% in)
  • What I now wish you to understand is, that I accept no revision, still less dictation within that range of affairs which I have deliberated upon as distinctly and properly mine.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (50% in)
  • You have perceived that distinctly, Dorothea?
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (46% in)
  • Her world was in a state of convulsive change; the only thing she could say distinctly to herself was, that she must wait and think anew.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (59% in)
  • Mr. Brooke himself was not in a position to be quickly conscious of anything except a general slipping away of ideas within himself: he had even a little singing in the ears, and he was the only person who had not yet taken distinct account of the echo or discerned the image of himself.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (74% in)
  • The laugh was louder than ever, and for the first time Mr. Brooke being himself silent, heard distinctly the mocking echo.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (75% in)
  • He had a very distinct and intense vision of his chief good, the vigorous greed which he had inherited having taken a special form by dint of circumstance: and his chief good was to be a moneychanger.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (88% in)
  • He was doctrinally convinced that there was a total absence of merit in himself; but that doctrinal conviction may be held without pain when the sense of demerit does not take a distinct shape in memory and revive the tingling of shame or the pang of remorse.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (90% in)
  • And now within all the automatic succession of theoretic phrases—distinct and inmost as the shiver and the ache of oncoming fever when we are discussing abstract pain, was the forecast of disgrace in the presence of his neighbors and of his own wife.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (94% in)
  • And without distinct good of this kind in its promises, Reform seemed on a footing with the bragging of pedlers, which was a hint for distrust to every knowing person.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (18% in)
  • I cannot tell what might have been the consequences if he had not distinctly promised himself that he would go to Lowick to see Mary and tell her that he was engaged to work under her father.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (31% in)
  • And it was true that Bulstrode found himself carrying on two distinct lives; his religious activity could not be incompatible with his business as soon as he had argued himself into not feeling it incompatible.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (81% in)
  • And to Mr. Bulstrode God's cause was something distinct from his own rectitude of conduct: it enforced a discrimination of God's enemies, who were to be used merely as instruments, and whom it would be as well if possible to keep out of money and consequent influence.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (83% in)
  • He knew as distinctly as possible that this was an offer of help to himself from Mr. Farebrother, and he could not bear it.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (8% in)
  • For Lydgate, as we have seen, had begun to reason, with a more distinct vision, about the expenses of living, and any share of pride he had given to appearances of that sort was meagre compared with the pride which made him revolt from exposure as a debtor, or from asking men to help him with their money.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (10% in)
  • But this was something quite distinct from loving him.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (14% in)
  • With such fibres still astir in him, the shock he received could not at once be distinctly anger; it was confused pain.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (21% in)
  • Is it that he distinctly means to break it?
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (74% in)
  • Whatever certain dissatisfactions in marriage, which some silly tinklings of gossip had given him hints of, might have to do with this change, Mr. Farebrother felt sure that it was chiefly connected with the debts which were being more and more distinctly reported, and he began to fear that any notion of Lydgate's having resources or friends in the background must be quite illusory.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (80% in)
  • They made more distinct within him the uneasy consciousness which had shown its first dim stirrings only a few hours before, that Bulstrode's motives for his sudden beneficence following close upon the chillest indifference might be merely selfish.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (82% in)
  • The heads of this discussion at "Dollop's" had been the common theme among all classes in the town, had been carried to Lowick Parsonage on one side and to Tipton Grange on the other, had come fully to the ears of the Vincy family, and had been discussed with sad reference to "poor Harriet" by all Mrs. Bulstrode's friends, before Lydgate knew distinctly why people were looking strangely at him, and before Bulstrode himself suspected the betrayal of his secrets.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (93% in)
  • But his voice was perfectly audible, though hoarser than usual, and his words were distinctly pronounced, though he paused between sentence as if short of breath.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (97% in)
  • If he had been independent, this matter of a patient's treatment and the distinct rule that he must do or see done that which he believed best for the life committed to him, would have been the point on which he would have been the sturdiest.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (7% in)
  • The idea of some active good within her reach, "haunted her like a passion," and another's need having once come to her as a distinct image, preoccupied her desire with the yearning to give relief, and made her own ease tasteless.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (29% in)
  • What she would resolve to do that day did not yet seem quite clear, but something that she could achieve stirred her as with an approaching murmur which would soon gather distinctness.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (58% in)

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