- Tulliver was known to be a man of proud honesty, and Wakem was too acute not to believe in the existence of honesty.3.7 -- Book 3 Chapter 7 -- How a Hen Takes to Stratagem (92% in)
- The ox—we may venture to assert it on the authority of a great classic—is not given to use his teeth as an instrument of attack, and Tom was an excellent bovine lad, who ran at questionable objects in a truly ingenious bovine manner; but he had blundered on Philip's tenderest point, and had caused him as much acute pain as if he had studied the means with the nicest precision and the most envenomed spite.2.5 -- Book 2 Chapter 5 -- Maggie's Second Visit (7% in)
- Chapter II The Torn Nest Is Pierced by the Thorns There is something sustaining in the very agitation that accompanies the first shocks of trouble, just as an acute pain is often a stimulus, and produces an excitement which is transient strength.4.2 -- Book 4 Chapter 2 -- The Torn Nest Is Pierced by the Thorns (1% in)
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