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susceptible
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
easily influenced, harmed, or impressed emotionally
  • The tall girl snatched the bonnet and put it on her own head hind-foremost with a grin; but Maggie was determined not to show any weakness on this subject, as if she were susceptible about her bonnet.
    1.11 -- Book 1 Chapter 11 -- Maggie Tries to Run away from Her Shadow (43% in)
  • If Mr. Tulliver had been a susceptible man in his conjugal relation, he might have supposed that she drew out the key to aid her imagination in anticipating the moment when he would be in a state to justify the production of the best Holland sheets.
    1.2 -- Book 1 Chapter 2 -- Mr. Tulliver, of Dorlcote Mill, Declares…. (44% in)
  • Happily he was not so; he was only susceptible in respect of his right to water-power; moreover, he had the marital habit of not listening very closely, and since his mention of Mr. Riley, had been apparently occupied in a tactile examination of his woollen stockings.
    1.2 -- Book 1 Chapter 2 -- Mr. Tulliver, of Dorlcote Mill, Declares…. (46% in)
  • The very quietness with which Mr. Turnbull spoke had frightened her susceptible imagination.
    3.1 -- Book 3 Chapter 1 -- What Had Happened at Home (79% in)
  • I don't want to explain that; I don't think any of the strongest effects our natures are susceptible of can ever be explained.
    5.1 -- Book 5 Chapter 1 -- In the Red Deeps (73% in)
  • It was impossible for him now to resist the conviction that there was some mutual consciousness between Stephen and Maggie; and for half the night his irritable, susceptible nerves were pressed upon almost to frenzy by that one wretched fact; he could attempt no explanation that would reconcile it with her words and actions.
    6.13 -- Book 6 Chapter 13 -- Borne Along by the Tide (36% in)

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