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therefore
used in Atonement

14 uses
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Definition
for that reason (what follows is so because of what was just said)
  • It was a mundane unraveling that could not be reversed, and therefore offered no opportunities to the storyteller: it belonged in the realm of disorder.
    Part 1 (3% in)
  • And so they went on, the cousins from the north, for a full half an hour, steadily wrecking Briony's creation, and it was a mercy, therefore, when her big sister came to fetch the twins for their bath.
    Part 1 (8% in)
  • Emily successfully resisted the pursuit of this line, and seemed to drift away then, not quite into sleep, but out of thought into invalid nullity, and many minutes passed until she heard in the hallway outside her bedroom footfalls on the stairs, and by the muffled sound of them thought they must be barefoot and therefore Briony's.
    Part 1 (34% in)
  • And they were little boys, therefore fundamentally uncommunicative, with no gift for intimacy, and worse, they had diluted their identities, for she had never found this missing triangle of flesh.
    Part 1 (36% in)
  • He could not have explained his optimism—he was happy and therefore bound to succeed.
    Part 1 (47% in)
  • It was a child, he saw now, and therefore it must be Briony, in the white dress he had seen her wearing earlier in the day.
    Part 1 (49% in)
  • Also, Cecilia had resolved afresh to be with her brother on the terrace; it was therefore important to be with the winning faction and push to a quick conclusion.
    Part 1 (55% in)
  • Rootless, therefore futile.
    Part 2 (68% in)
  • Common, therefore human, and he wanted it all the more.
    Part 2 (68% in)
  • The days therefore began with bedpans.
    Part 3 (14% in)
  • Therefore if any man can show any just cause, why they may not be lawfully joined together, let him now speak, or else hereafter forever hold his peace.
    Part 3 (56% in)
  • Perhaps I was nothing more than a victim of modern diagnostics; in another century it would have been said of me that I was old and therefore losing my mind.
    Part 3 (83% in)
  • As we headed out of London by the dismal West-way, he gave me his condensed version: no property law, therefore no capital, therefore no wealth.
    Part 3 (90% in)
  • As we headed out of London by the dismal West-way, he gave me his condensed version: no property law, therefore no capital, therefore no wealth.
    Part 3 (90% in)

There are no more uses of "therefore" in Atonement.

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