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powerful use of language
  • My husband, as I have told you, was a distinguished clergyman; one of the most eloquent men of his day.
    Chapter 16 (20% in)
eloquent = expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively
  • He preferred Mrs. Almond to his sister Lavinia, who had married a poor clergyman, of a sickly constitution and a flowery style of eloquence, and then, at the age of thirty-three, had been left a widow, without children, without fortune—with nothing but the memory of Mr. Penniman's flowers of speech, a certain vague aroma of which hovered about her own conversation.
    Chapter 2 (5% in)
  • Her great indulgence of it was really the desire of a rather inarticulate nature to manifest itself; she sought to be eloquent in her garments, and to make up for her diffidence of speech by a fine frankness of costume.
    Chapter 3 (14% in)
  • But the poor girl's dumb eloquence irritated him more than anything else would have done, and he caught himself murmuring more than once that it was a grievous pity his only child was a simpleton.
    Chapter 8 (23% in)
  • Virtually, he had made known as much already— his visits had been a series of eloquent intimations of it.
    Chapter 10 (29% in)
  • He is kind, and generous, and true," said poor Catherine, who had not suspected hitherto the resources of her eloquence.
    Chapter 11 (90% in)
  • She said nothing, either tacitly or explicitly, and as she was never very talkative, there was now no especial eloquence in her reserve.
    Chapter 15 (9% in)

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