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- She had been crying, but was rocking baby to sleep in her arms now, and made no ostentatious show of sorrow as her brother looked at her, but merely said: "The father's gone to the field, again, if you want him, brother."1.8 — Book 1 Chapter 8 — Mr. Tulliver Shows His Weaker Side (92% in)
- Bob obeyed with ostentatious reluctance.5.2 — Book 5 Chapter 2 — Aunt Glegg Learns the Breadth of Bob's Thumb (79% in)
- I am afraid there would have been a subtle, stealing gratification in her mind if she had known how entirely this saucy, defiant Stephen was occupied with her; how he was passing rapidly from a determination to treat her with ostentatious indifference to an irritating desire for some sign of inclination from her,—some interchange of subdued word or look with her.6.7 — Book 6 Chapter 7 — Philip Re-enters (70% in)
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