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used in Of Human Bondage

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express recognition of someone or something; or admit something
  • He was willing to acknowledge this since she made a point of it, but he did not really know why he should be any more grateful to her than she to him.
    35-36 — Chapters 35-36 (44% in)
  • Soon they grew accustomed to the two walking into chapel arm in arm or strolling round the precincts in conversation; wherever one was the other could be found also, and, as though acknowledging his proprietorship, boys who wanted Rose would leave messages with Carey.
    17-18 — Chapters 17-18 (85% in)
  • He made Philip acknowledge that those South Germans whom he saw in the Jesuit church were every bit as firmly convinced of the truth of Roman Catholicism as he was of that of the Church of England, and from that he led him to admit that the Mahommedan and the Buddhist were convinced also of the truth of their respective religions.
    27-28 — Chapters 27-28 (64% in)
  • He had a long and enviable list of triumphs to narrate, and though they took leave not to believe all he said, evidence forced them to acknowledge that he did not altogether lie.
    43-44 — Chapters 43-44 (87% in)
  • I stand alone, bound to accept society and not unwilling, since in return for the taxes I pay it protects me, a weakling, against the tyranny of another stronger than I am; but I submit to its laws because I must; I do not acknowledge their justice: I do not know justice, I only know power.
    45-46 — Chapters 45-46 (38% in)
  • At all events you will do me the justice to acknowledge that I was justified in my opposition when you made up your mind to become an art-student.
    51-52 — Chapters 51-52 (93% in)
  • When some great discovery is made the world is surprised afterwards that it was not accepted at once, and even on those who acknowledge its truth the effect is unimportant.
    53-54 — Chapters 53-54 (36% in)
  • Philip acknowledged that from her point of view it would have been madness to marry him: only love could have made such poverty bearable, and she did not love him.
    63-64 — Chapters 63-64 (48% in)
  • She would never acknowledge that she had been asleep.
    71-72 — Chapters 71-72 (58% in)
  • He avoided deliberately the streets in which there was a chance of seeing her; but occasionally some feeling, perhaps curiosity, perhaps something deeper which he would not acknowledge, made him wander about Piccadilly and Regent Street during the hours when she might be expected to be there.
    115-116 — Chapters 115-116 (51% in)
  • Philip had never been able to surmount what he acknowledged was a defect in his resolute desire for a well ordered life, and that was his passion for living in the future; and no sooner was he settled in his work at the hospital than he had busied himself with arrangements for his travels.
    121-122 — Chapters 121-122 (22% in)

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