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acquiesce
used in Northanger Abbey

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Definition
reluctant or unenthusiastic compliance, consent, or agreement
  • She curtsied her acquiescence.
    Chapter 22 (49% in)
acquiescence = reluctant compliance
  • In that interval the plan was completed, and as soon as she came again, her agreement was demanded; but instead of the gay acquiescence expected by Isabella, Catherine looked grave, was very sorry, but could not go.
    Chapter 13 (6% in)
  • How Henry would think, and feel, and look, when he returned on the morrow to Northanger and heard of her being gone, was a question of force and interest to rise over every other, to be never ceasing, alternately irritating and soothing; it sometimes suggested the dread of his calm acquiescence, and at others was answered by the sweetest confidence in his regret and resentment.
    Chapter 29 (15% in)
  • Henry's indignation on hearing how Catherine had been treated, on comprehending his father's views, and being ordered to acquiesce in them, had been open and bold.
    Chapter 30 (92% in)

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