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Strange unsuitableness

Elinor . . . had hardly done wondering . . . at the strange unsuitableness which often existed between husband and wife . . . Sense and Sensibility, volume 1, chapter 21 Of Elinor trying to understand Mr. and Mrs. … Continue reading

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Constant and painful exertion

"The composure of mind with which I have brought myself at present to consider the matter, the consolation that I have been willing to admit, have been the effect of constant and painful exertion; they did not spring up of … Continue reading

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Capable of feeling

"If you can think me capable of ever feeling, surely you may suppose that I have suffered now." Sense and Sensibility, volume 3, chapter 1 Elinor to Marianne

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A sister’s feelings

"You do not suppose that I have ever felt much." Sense and Sensibility, volume 3, chapter 1 Elinor to Marianne

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The first smart of the heavy blow

Supported by the conviction of having done nothing to merit her present unhappiness, and consoled by the belief that Edward had done nothing to forfeit her esteem, she thought she could even now, under the first smart of the heavy … Continue reading

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Rapture of delightful expectation

Elinor, in spite of every occasional doubt of Willoughby's constancy, could not witness the rapture of delightful expectation which filled the whole soul and beamed in the eyes of Marianne, without feeling how blank was her own prospect, how cheerless … Continue reading

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Elinor weeps

. . . she wept for him, more than for herself. Sense and Sensibility, volume 2, chapter 1 Of Elinor, on learning of Edward's engagement

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How incomprehensible

“Oh, Elinor, how incomprehensible are your feelings! You had rather take evil upon credit than good.” Sense and Sensibility, volume 1, chapter 15 Spoken by Mrs. Dashwood After Willoughby leaves and Marianne’s heart is broken, Mrs. Dashwood would rather hope … Continue reading

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Violent sorrow

. . . she thought with the tenderest compassion of that violent sorrow which Marianne was in all probability not merely giving way to as a relief, but feeding and encouraging as a duty. Sense and Sensibility, volume 1, chapter … Continue reading

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If it feels good…

"I am afraid," replied Elinor, "that the pleasantness of an employment does not always evince its propriety." "On the contrary, nothing can be a stronger proof of it, Elinor; for if there had been any real impropriety in what I … Continue reading

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