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neutral
used in The Mill on the Floss

7 uses
  • But, for what he knew, the Hore Pauline might be something less neutral.
    3.5 — Book 3 Chapter 5 — Tom Applies His Knife to the Oyster (39% in)
  • It is easy enough to spoil the lives of our neighbors without taking so much trouble; we can do it by lazy acquiescence and lazy omission, by trivial falsities for which we hardly know a reason, by small frauds neutralized by small extravagances, by maladroit flatteries, and clumsily improvised insinuations.
    1.3 — Book 1 Chapter 3 — Mr. Riley Gives His Advice Concerning.... (83% in)
  • The clergymen have highish notions, in general," said Mr. Deane, taking snuff vigorously, as he always did when wishing to maintain a neutral position.
    1.7 — Book 1 Chapter 7 — Enter the Aunts and Uncles (80% in)
  • There was no humbug or hypocrisy about Mr. Glegg; his eyes would have watered with true feeling over the sale of a widow's furniture, which a five-pound note from his side pocket would have prevented; but a donation of five pounds to a person "in a small way of life" would have seemed to him a mad kind of lavishness rather than "charity," which had always presented itself to him as a contribution of small aids, not a neutralizing of misfortune.
    1.12 — Book 1 Chapter 12 — Mr. and Mrs. Glegg at Home (50% in)
  • The fact that he got through his supines without mistake the next day, encouraged him to persevere in this appendix to his prayers, and neutralized any scepticism that might have arisen from Mr. Stelling's continued demand for Euclid.
    2.1 — Book 2 Chapter 1 — Tom's "First Half" (49% in)
  • Tom was gradually allowed to shuffle through his lessons with less rigor, and having Philip to help him, he was able to make some show of having applied his mind in a confused and blundering way, without being cross-examined into a betrayal that his mind had been entirely neutral in the matter.
    2.4 — Book 2 Chapter 4 — "The Young Idea" (44% in)
  • The implied reproaches against her father—her father, who was lying there in a sort of living death—neutralized all her pity for griefs about tablecloths and china; and her anger on her father's account was heightened by some egoistic resentment at Tom's silent concurrence with her mother in shutting her out from the common calamity.
    3.2 — Book 3 Chapter 2 — Mrs. Tulliver's Teraphim, or Household Gods (81% in)

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