- But at last there was a change; his uncle took a pen and wrote something with a flourish at the end.3.5 — Book 3 Chapter 5 — Tom Applies His Knife to the Oyster (25% in)
- But I should like Tom to be a bit of a scholard, so as he might be up to the tricks o' these fellows as talk fine and write with a flourish.1.2 — Book 1 Chapter 2 — Mr. Tulliver, of Dorlcote Mill, Declares.... (6% in)
- There are certain animals to which tenacity of position is a law of life,—they can never flourish again, after a single wrench: and there are certain human beings to whom predominance is a law of life,—they can only sustain humiliation so long as they can refuse to believe in it, and, in their own conception, predominate still.3.1 — Book 3 Chapter 1 — What Had Happened at Home (40% in)
- Their theory of life had its core of soundness, as all theories must have on which decent and prosperous families have been reared and have flourished; but it had the very slightest tincture of theology.4.1 — Book 4 Chapter 1 — A Variation of Protestantism Unknown to Bossuet (52% in)
- Then, the pity of it, that a mind like hers should be withering in its very youth, like a young forest-tree, for want of the light and space it was formed to flourish in!5.1 — Book 5 Chapter 1 — In the Red Deeps (99% in)
- For Tom had never desired success in this field of enterprise; and for getting a fine flourishing growth of stupidity there is nothing like pouring out on a mind a good amount of subjects in which it feels no interest.5.2 — Book 5 Chapter 2 — Aunt Glegg Learns the Breadth of Bob's Thumb (3% in)
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