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resent
used in The House of the Seven Gables

10 uses
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exact meaning not specified
Definition
to feel anger or unhappiness at having to accept something — often something seen as unjust or something that creates jealousy
  • Thus the Maules, at all events, kept their resentments within their own breasts.
    Chapter 1 — The Old Pyncheon Family (83% in)
  • He appeared to gaze at the curious crowd, in front of which stood the lieutenant-governor; and there was a frown on his dark and massive countenance, as if sternly resentful of the boldness that had impelled them into his private retirement.
    Chapter 1 — The Old Pyncheon Family (42% in)
  • "Good heavens, Hepzibah! what horrible disturbance have we now in the house?" cried he, wreaking his resentful impatience—as a matter of course, and a custom of old—on the one person in the world that loved him.
    Chapter 7 — The Guest (88% in)
  • Do you speak these words to me, Hepzibah?" said Clifford,—not angrily, however; for when a man's spirit has been thoroughly crushed, he may be peevish at small offences, but never resentful of great ones.
    Chapter 7 — The Guest (95% in)
  • "Woman!" broke forth the Judge, giving way to his resentment, "what is the meaning of all this?
    Chapter 8 — The Pyncheon of To-day (82% in)
  • Her features, never the most agreeable, and now harsh with age and grief, and resentment against the world for his sake; her dress, and especially her turban; the queer and quaint manners, which had unconsciously grown upon her in solitude,—such being the poor gentlewoman's outward characteristics, it is no great marvel, although the mournfullest of pities, that the instinctive lover of the Beautiful was fain to turn away his eyes.
    Chapter 9 — Clifford and Phoebe (21% in)
  • "If you can find anything for your purpose, Mr. Pyncheon," said the carpenter, "in a man's natural resentment for the wrongs done to his blood, you are welcome to it."
    Chapter 13 — Alice Pyncheon (34% in)
  • "I take you at your word, Goodman Maule," said the owner of the Seven Gables, with a smile, "and will proceed to suggest a mode in which your hereditary resentments—justifiable or otherwise—may have had a bearing on my affairs.
    Chapter 13 — Alice Pyncheon (34% in)
  • Without premeditation, to her own surprise, and indeed terror, she had given vent, for once, to the inveteracy of her resentment, cherished against this kinsman for thirty years.
    Chapter 15 — The Scowl and Smile (57% in)

There are no more uses of "resent" flagged with this meaning in The House of the Seven Gables.

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  • Nor will it become me to resent any rudeness towards either my grandfather or myself.
    Chapter 13 — Alice Pyncheon (44% in)

There are no more uses of "resent" in The House of the Seven Gables.

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