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jane eyre 16-19
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Confusion of an event that happened to someone else with one that happened to you, or a belief that you remember something when it never actually happened
To much confabulation succeeded a sound of scrubbing and setting to rights
A sudden impulse, whim, or unmotivated change of mind
Mr. Rochester is an amateur of the decided and eccentric: Grace is eccentric at least. What if a former caprice
an extreme edge of land before a steep or vertical slope
I never ventured; on the extreme brink I liked well to try my skill.
given too much of something
that a more fantastic idiot had never surfeited herself on sweet lies, and swallowed poison as if it were nectar.
Common, vulgar; belonging to the lower class; a common person, member of the lower class
if he chose to strive for it; is it likely he would waste a serious thought on this indigent and insignificant plebeian?
a girl or woman who is guided and supported by an older and more experienced or influential person
he gives you for teaching his protegee, and to be grateful for such respectful and kind treatment as, if you do your duty, you have a right to expect at his hands.
male servants who perform personal services
I am to get more kitchen hands from the George Inn, at Millcote, and from wherever else I can; and the ladies will bring their maids and the gentlemen their valets
a lady's bedroom or private sitting room
in the dining-room, the sideboard flashed resplendent with plate; in the drawing-room and boudoir, vases of exotics bloomed on all sides.
defiance of authority; rebelliousness
Nonsense! If she objects, tell her it is my particular wish; and if she resists, say I shall come and fetch her in case of contumacy.
to tap or strike smartly
and fight: the rest is not worth a fillip. Such should be my device, were I a man.
insolent or rude in speech or behavior; insultingly abusive; humiliating
Too often she betrayed this, by the undue vent she gave to a spiteful antipathy she had conceived against little Adele: pushing her away with some contumelious epithet if she happened to approach her.
It seems to me that she might, by merely sitting quietly at his side, saying little and looking less, get nigher his heart.
Attractive in a cheap, flashy way
it was not elicited by meretricious arts and calculated manoeuvres; and one had but to accept it.
speaking to someone or something that won't speak back to you
'How provoking!' exclaimed Miss Ingram: 'you tiresome monkey!' (apostrophising Adele)
silence or extreme reserve; unwillingness to speak
She had obviously not heard anything to her advantage: and it seemed to me, from her prolonged fit of gloom and taciturnity
a witch or sorceress; a priestess who made known the oracles of Apollo and possessed the gift of prophecy
permission was at last, with great difficulty, extorted from the rigorous Sibyl, for the three to wait upon her in a body
an event resulting in great loss and misfortune
promise to end in the same catastrophe—marriage.
to complain about little things
A profound remark! A most ingenious quibble!
presenting favorable circumstances
That feature too is propitious.
extreme or unnatural paleness
Mr. Rochester's extreme pallor had disappeared, and he looked once more firm and stern.