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inferior
used in Northanger Abbey

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Definition
of low quality, or of lower quality or rank than something else — sometimes used as a noun to refer to a person of lower rank or status
  • Her partiality for this gentleman was not of recent origin; and he had been long withheld only by inferiority of situation from addressing her.
    Chapter 31 (58% in)
  • ...the value of all the rest, for the purposes of mere domestic economy; and would willingly have been spared the mortification of a walk through scenes so fallen, had the general allowed it; but if he had a vanity, it was in the arrangement of his offices; and as he was convinced that, to a mind like Miss Morland's, a view of the accommodations and comforts, by which the labours of her inferiors were softened, must always be gratifying, he should make no apology for leading her on.
    Chapter 23 (33% in)

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  • His taste and manners were beyond a doubt decidedly inferior; for, within her hearing, he not only protested against every thought of dancing himself, but even laughed openly at Henry for finding it possible.
    Chapter 16 (30% in)
  • We are not comparing it with Fullerton and Northanger—we are considering it as a mere parsonage, small and confined, we allow, but decent, perhaps, and habitable; and altogether not inferior to the generality; or, in other words, I believe there are few country parsonages in England half so good.
    Chapter 26 (72% in)

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