Smiled in a silly, self-conscious, or affected manner; to smirk.
"it came into my head to ask him if there was any news. So upon that, he smirked, and ____, and looked grave, and seemed to know something or other." [Mr. Donovan]
Anxious, special, or particular care or attention.
"I owed it to my family and friends, not to create in them a ____ about me, which it could not be in my power to satisfy"
making less; the process of diminishing or becoming less; reduction in magnitude or degree; lessening, decrease.
"Marianne engaged never to speak of the affair to any one with the least appearance of bitterness;...and even to see Edward himself, if chance should bring them together, without any _____ of her usual cordiality."
the action or fact of having or taking possession beforehand; prior possession or occupancy
"if she suspected any ____ elsewhere, it could not be in that quarter"
Great or excessive ardour, eagerness, or fervour of personal feeling or action; passionate force, violence, or excitement.
"Marianne's indignation burst forth as soon as he quitted the room; and as her ____ made reserve impossible in Elinor..."
Not politic; not according to good policy; unsuitable for the end proposed or desired; inexpedient
"the cruelty, the ____ cruelty,"-- he replied [Colonel Brandon]
knowingly, having special aptitude for the discovery of truth; penetratingly and judicious in the estimation of character and motives,
"Well, Miss Dashwood," said Mrs. Jennings ____ smiling, as soon as the gentleman had withdrawn, " I do not ask you what the Colonel has been saying to you..."
The action of congratulating; an instance of the same; a congratulatory speech or message.
"his ____ on a recovery in her sister even surpassing his expectations, gave her confidence, comfort, and tears of joy"
sincere, genuine, true, real.
"Mrs. Jennings, perhaps satisfied with the partial justification of her forebodings which had been found in their late alarm, allowed herself to trust in his judgment, and admitted with ____ joy....."
The concurrence of the will, compliance with a desire
"now will you listen to me?"..."Elinor bowed her ____"
A person (typically a man) who is not restrained by morality, esp. with regard to sexual relations; a person of dissolute or promiscuous habits.
"and because I was a ____, she must be saint"
"I even doubted whether I could see her again and keep my resolution....I undervalued my own ___, as the event declared; for I west, I saw her, and saw her miserable, and left her miserable"
the action of altering or disguising the semblance of (one's character, a feeling, design, or action)
"I approached her with a sense of guilt that almost took from me the power of ____"
deliberately meant to gain favor
"and the lock of hair--that too I had always carried about me in the same pocket-book, which was now searched by Madam with the most _____ virulence"
Extreme acrimony or bitterness of temper or speech; violent malignity or rancour.
"and the lock of hair--that too I had always carried about me in the same pocket-book, which was now searched by Madam with the most ingratiating ______"
Censure, rebuke, reprehension. The expression of formal disapproval
"Elinor stopped him with a ____"
incere good-will or friendly feeling towards others; warmth and friendliness of manner.
"and bidding Colonel Brandon farewel with the ____ of a friend"
the quality of not sticking out in an unwelcome way.
"she saw only an emotion too natural in itself to raise anything less tender than pity, and its ____ entitled to praise"
Patient self-control; restraint and tolerance.
"Did I imitate your ____, or lessen your restraints, by taking part in those offices of general complaisance or particular gratitude which you had hitherto been left to discharge along?"
the action of enjoining or authoritatively directing; an authoritative or emphatic admonition or order.
"she turned into the parlous to fulfil her parting ___"
justification by proof or explanation.
"Mrs. Dashwood did not hear unmoved the ____ of her former favourite"
tendency to procrastination or delay.
"after experiencing, as usual, a thousand disappointments and delays, from the unaccountable ___ of the workmen, Elinor, as usual, broke through the first positive resolution of not marrying till every thing was ready, and the ceremony took place in Barton church early in the autumn"
Mildness or gentleness of temper, as shown in the exercise of authority or power; mercy, leniency.
"his punishment was soon afterwards complete in the voluntary forgiveness of Mrs. Smith, who, by stating his marriage with a woman of character, as the source of her ___ gave him reason for believing that he behaved with honour towards Marianne."