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constant
used in The Mill on the Floss

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unchanging, continuous, or happening repeatedly
  • The tall girl meanwhile was constantly staring at Maggie and grinning.
    1.11 — Book 1 Chapter 11 — Maggie Tries to Run away from Her Shadow (53% in)
  • And an old lady as had doubled her money over and over again, and kept it all in her own management to the last, and had her pocket with her keys in under her pillow constant.
    1.7 — Book 1 Chapter 7 — Enter the Aunts and Uncles (22% in)
  • Mr. Glegg paused from his porridge and looked up, not with any new amazement, but simply with that quiet, habitual wonder with which we regard constant mysteries.
    1.12 — Book 1 Chapter 12 — Mr. and Mrs. Glegg at Home (70% in)
  • For Luke had been a constant night-watcher by his master's bed.
    3.8 — Book 3 Chapter 8 — Daylight on the Wreck (32% in)
  • But the constant presence of her mother's regretful bewilderment was less painful to Maggie than that of her father's sullen, incommunicative depression.
    4.2 — Book 4 Chapter 2 — The Torn Nest Is Pierced by the Thorns (35% in)
  • She read so eagerly and constantly in her three books, the Bible, Thomas a Kempis, and the "Christian Year" (no longer rejected as a "hymn-book"), that they filled her mind with a continual stream of rhythmic memories; and she was too ardently learning to see all nature and life in the light of her new faith, to need any other material for her mind to work on, as she sat with her well-plied needle, making shirts and other complicated stitchings, falsely called "plain,"—by no means...
    4.3 — Book 4 Chapter 3 — A Voice from the Past (91% in)
  • If she had felt that she was entirely wrong, and that Tom had been entirely right, she could sooner have recovered more inward harmony; but now her penitence and submission were constantly obstructed by resentment that would present itself to her no otherwise than as a just indignation.
    5.5 — Book 5 Chapter 5 — The Cloven Tree (98% in)
  • He takes the lad out with him constantly, I see.
    6.2 — Book 6 Chapter 2 — First Impressions (65% in)
  • "Well, old fellow," he said, going straight up to Philip and shaking him heartily by the hand, bowing to Maggie in passing, "it's glorious to have you back again; only I wish you'd conduct yourself a little less like a sparrow with a residence on the house-top, and not go in and out constantly without letting the servants know.
    6.7 — Book 6 Chapter 7 — Philip Re-enters (42% in)
  • He had even devised a plan of starting off on a journey in this agreeable June weather; the headaches which he had constantly been alleging as a ground for stupidity and silence were a sufficient ostensible motive.
    6.13 — Book 6 Chapter 13 — Borne Along by the Tide (4% in)
  • I shall come to see you; I shall bear you constantly in mind.
    7.2 — Book 7 Chapter 2 — St. Ogg's Passes Judgment (85% in)
  • The Miss Guests saw an alleviation to the sorrow of witnessing a folly in their Rector; at least their brother would be safe; and their knowledge of Stephen's tenacity was a constant ground of alarm to them, lest he should come back and marry Maggie.
    7.4 — Book 7 Chapter 4 — Maggie and Lucy (52% in)

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