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respective
used in The Count of Monte Cristo

8 uses
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Definition
relating separately to the people or things just mentioned
  • So important a negotiation should, I think, be conducted by the respective fathers of the young people.
    Chapters 81-82 (3% in)
  • All hands obeyed, and at once the eight or ten seamen who composed the crew, sprang to their respective stations at the spanker brails and outhaul, topsail sheets and halyards, the jib downhaul, and the topsail clewlines and buntlines.
    Chapters 1-2 (9% in)
  • "You know that I am as capable of managing a ship as the most experienced captain in the service; and it will be so far advantageous to you to accept my services, that upon Edmond's release from prison no further change will be requisite on board the Pharaon than for Dantes and myself each to resume our respective posts."
    Chapters 5-6 (50% in)
  • "True," replied the marquise, without wincing in the slightest degree at the tragic remembrance thus called up; "but bear in mind, if you please, that our respective parents underwent persecution and proscription from diametrically opposite principles; in proof of which I may remark, that while my family remained among the stanchest adherents of the exiled princes, your father lost no time in joining the new government; and that while the Citizen Noirtier was a Girondin, the Count...
    Chapters 5-6 (69% in)
  • The two children met, sat down near each other, let their flocks mingle together, played, laughed, and conversed together; in the evening they separated the Count of San-Felice's flock from those of Baron Cervetri, and the children returned to their respective farms, promising to meet the next morning.
    Chapters 33-34 (14% in)
  • "Dearest Valentine," said the young man, "the difference between our respective stations makes me fear to offend you by speaking of my love, but yet I cannot find myself in your presence without longing to pour forth my soul, and tell you how fondly I adore you.
    Chapters 51-52 (11% in)
  • The curtain fell almost immediately after the entrance of Madame Danglars into her box, the band quitted the orchestra for the accustomed half-hour's interval allowed between the acts, and the audience were left at liberty to promenade the salon or lobbies, or to pay and receive visits in their respective boxes.
    Chapters 53-54 (18% in)
  • To the letter, but at the same time, remember, we must continue to play our respective parts.
    Chapters 55-56 (84% in)

There are no more uses of "respective" in The Count of Monte Cristo.

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