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used in The House of the Seven Gables

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easily influenced or harmed


capable of being treated in a particular way
  • A susceptible observer, at any rate, might have regarded it as affording very little evidence of the general benignity of soul whereof it purported to be the outward reflection.
    Chapter 8 — The Pyncheon of To-day (9% in)
  • She, in fact, felt a reverence for the pictured visage, of which only a far-descended and time-stricken virgin could be susceptible; and this forbidding scowl was the innocent result of her near-sightedness, and an effort so to concentrate her powers of vision as to substitute a firm outline of the object instead of a vague one.
    Chapter 2 — The Little Shop-Window (33% in)
  • And if the observer chanced to be ill-natured, as well as acute and susceptible, he would probably suspect that the smile on the gentleman's face was a good deal akin to the shine on his boots, and that each must have cost him and his boot-black, respectively, a good deal of hard labor to bring out and preserve them.
    Chapter 8 — The Pyncheon of To-day (10% in)
  • Indeed, what with the pleasant summer evening, and the sympathy of this little circle of not unkindly souls, it was perhaps natural that a character so susceptible as Clifford's should become animated, and show itself readily responsive to what was said around him.
    Chapter 10 — The Pyncheon Garden (94% in)
  • This was a freedom essential to the health even of a character so little susceptible of morbid influences as that of Phoebe.
    Chapter 12 — The Daguerreotypist (6% in)
  • What sense, meaning, or moral, for example, such as even ghost-stories should be susceptible of, can be traced in the ridiculous legend, that, at midnight, all the dead Pyncheons are bound to assemble in this parlor?
    Chapter 18 — Governor Pyncheon (69% in)
  • Their susceptible nerves took an indefinite alarm from what they had overheard.
    Chapter 19 — Alice's Posies (79% in)
  • Their flight will throw the worst coloring over this event of which it is susceptible.
    Chapter 20 — The Flower of Eden (39% in)

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