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- Tom's severity gave her a certain fund of defiance, and kept her sense of error in abeyance.5.5 -- Book 5 Chapter 5 -- The Cloven Tree (41% in)
- His natural inclination to blame, hitherto kept entirely in abeyance toward his father by the predisposition to think him always right, simply on the ground that he was Tom Tulliver's father, was turned into this new channel by his mother's plaints; and with his indignation against Wakem there began to mingle some indignation of another sort.3.2 -- Book 3 Chapter 2 -- Mrs. Tulliver's Teraphim, or Household Gods (71% in)
- "Don't say so, Bessy," said Mr. Tulliver, whose pride, in these first moments of humiliation, was in abeyance to the sense of some justice in his wife's reproach.3.8 -- Book 3 Chapter 8 -- Daylight on the Wreck (90% in)
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