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sovereign
used in The Mill on the Floss

12 uses
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Definition
of a person:  a nation's ruler or head of state

of a political body:  not controlled by outside forces
  • While Bob was speaking he laid down the sovereign, and resolutely twisted up his bag again.
    3.6 — Book 3 Chapter 6 — Tending to Refute the Popular Prejudice.... (94% in)
  • I always have half-sovereigns and sovereigns for my Christmas boxes because I shall be a man, and you only have five-shilling pieces, because you're only a girl."
    1.5 — Book 1 Chapter 5 — Tom Comes Home (31% in)
  • I always have half-sovereigns and sovereigns for my Christmas boxes because I shall be a man, and you only have five-shilling pieces, because you're only a girl."
    1.5 — Book 1 Chapter 5 — Tom Comes Home (31% in)
  • But I can't take the nine sovereigns; I should be taking your little fortune from you, and they wouldn't do me much good either."
    3.6 — Book 3 Chapter 6 — Tending to Refute the Popular Prejudice.... (78% in)
  • Bob pushed the sovereigns forward, but before Tom could speak Maggie, clasping her hands, and looking penitently at Bob. said: "Oh, I'm so sorry, Bob; I never thought you were so good.
    3.6 — Book 3 Chapter 6 — Tending to Refute the Popular Prejudice.... (82% in)
  • And those sovereigns wouldn't help me much—they wouldn't really—if I were to take them.
    3.6 — Book 3 Chapter 6 — Tending to Refute the Popular Prejudice.... (87% in)
  • "Let me put the sovereigns in the bag again," said Maggie; "and you'll come and see us when you've bought your pack, Bob."
    3.6 — Book 3 Chapter 6 — Tending to Refute the Popular Prejudice.... (88% in)
  • The little store of sovereigns in the tin box seemed to be the only sight that brought a faint beam of pleasure into the miller's eyes,—faint and transient, for it was soon dispelled by the thought that the time would be long—perhaps longer than his life,—before the narrow savings could remove the hateful incubus of debt.
    4.2 — Book 4 Chapter 2 — The Torn Nest Is Pierced by the Thorns (59% in)
  • There they were, the dingy bank-notes and the bright sovereigns, and he counted them out on the table—only a hundred and sixteen pounds in two years, after all the pinching.
    5.2 — Book 5 Chapter 2 — Aunt Glegg Learns the Breadth of Bob's Thumb (22% in)
  • "I wish you'd brought me the money to look at, Tom," he said, fingering the sovereigns on the table; "I should ha' felt surer."
    5.6 — Book 5 Chapter 6 — The Hard-Won Triumph (58% in)
  • "But what do you want?" he added, pinching the dimpled chin fondly,—"to coax some more sovereigns out of my pocket for your bazaar?
    6.7 — Book 6 Chapter 7 — Philip Re-enters (88% in)
  • She had her purse in her pocket, with all her money in it,—a bank-note and a sovereign; she had kept it in her pocket from forgetfulness, after going out to make purchases the day before yesterday.
    6.14 — Book 6 Chapter 14 — Waking (96% in)

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