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used in Persuasion

7 uses
  • Even the smooth surface of family-union seems worth preserving, though there may be nothing durable beneath.
    Chapter 21 (33% in)
  • A lady, without a family, was the very best preserver of furniture in the world.
    Chapter 3 (71% in)
  • Family connexions were always worth preserving, good company always worth seeking; Lady Dalrymple had taken a house, for three months, in Laura Place, and would be living in style.
    Chapter 16 (62% in)
  • She had seen too much of the world, to expect sudden or disinterested attachment anywhere, but her illness had proved to her that her landlady had a character to preserve, and would not use her ill; and she had been particularly fortunate in her nurse, as a sister of her landlady, a nurse by profession, and who had always a home in that house when unemployed, chanced to be at liberty just in time to attend her.
    Chapter 17 (30% in)
  • It was almost too wonderful for belief, and it was with the greatest effort that she could remain in the room, preserve an air of calmness, and answer the common questions of the moment.
    Chapter 18 (30% in)
  • Here it is; I would not burn it, because being even then very little satisfied with Mr Elliot, I was determined to preserve every document of former intimacy.
    Chapter 21 (56% in)
  • In the centre of some of the best preserves in the kingdom, surrounded by three great proprietors, each more careful and jealous than the other; and to two of the three at least, Charles Hayter might get a special recommendation.
    Chapter 22 (34% in)

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