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1  On Egdon there was no absolute hour of the day.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: 5 Through the Moonlight
2  In its absolutely indestructible form it reaches a profundity in which all exhibition of itself is painful.
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Get Context   In BOOK 3: 3 The First Act in a Timeworn Drama
3  The only absolute certainty about him was that he would not stand still in the circumstances amid which he was born.
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Get Context   In BOOK 3: 1 "My Mind to Me a Kingdom Is"
4  "Now we leave you in absolute possession of your own house again," said Thomasin as she bent down to wish her cousin good night.
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Get Context   In BOOK 6: 4 Cheerfulness Again Asserts Itself at Blooms-End, and Clym Finds His
5  There had been nonchalance in his tone, showing her that he felt no absolute grief at a consummation which to her was a positive horror.
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Get Context   In BOOK 4: 2 He Is Set upon by Adversities but He Sings a Song
6  "I promised Johnny a bonfire, and it pleases him not to let it go out just yet," said Eustacia, in a way which told at once that she was absolute queen here.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 6 The Figure against the Sky
7  He was shut up in a room from which all light was excluded, and his condition would have been one of absolute misery had not Eustacia read to him by the glimmer of a shaded lamp.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: 2 He Is Set upon by Adversities but He Sings a Song
8  We shall, of course, live in absolute seclusion, and our married life will only begin to outward view when we take the house in Budmouth, where I have already addressed a letter on the matter.
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Get Context   In BOOK 3: 5 Sharp Words Are Spoken, and a Crisis Ensues
9  It was the custom on Egdon to begin the preface to a story before absolutely entering the house, so as to be well in for the body of the narrative by the time visitor and visited stood face to face.
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Get Context   In BOOK 3: 2 The New Course Causes Disappointment
10  The absolute solitude in which they lived intensified their reciprocal thoughts; yet some might have said that it had the disadvantage of consuming their mutual affections at a fearfully prodigal rate.
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Get Context   In BOOK 4: 1 The Rencounter by the Pool
11  But in spite of possibilities it was not likely that Thomasin would accept this Ishmaelitish creature while she had a cousin like Yeobright at her elbow, and Wildeve at the same time not absolutely indifferent.
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Get Context   In BOOK 2: 7 A Coalition between Beauty and Oddness
12  The time seems near, if it has not actually arrived, when the chastened sublimity of a moor, a sea, or a mountain will be all of nature that is absolutely in keeping with the moods of the more thinking among mankind.
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Get Context   In BOOK 1: 1 A Face on Which Time Makes but Little Impression
13  To be conscious that the end of the dream is approaching, and yet has not absolutely come, is one of the most wearisome as well as the most curious stages along the course between the beginning of a passion and its end.
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Get Context   In BOOK 1: 11 The Dishonesty of an Honest Woman
14  The reddleman had been almost exasperated by the sight of Wildeve outside Clym's house, and he was prepared to go to any lengths short of absolutely shooting him, to terrify the young innkeeper out of his recalcitrant impulses.
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Get Context   In BOOK 4: 4 Rough Coercion Is Employed
15  This was large, and, in addition to its proper recess, contained within its jambs, like many on Egdon, a receding seat, so that a person might sit there absolutely unobserved, provided there was no fire to light him up, as was the case now and throughout the summer.
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Get Context   In BOOK 3: 7 The Morning and the Evening of a Day
16  But the concentration upon her part necessary to prevent discovery, the newness of the scene, the shine of the candles, and the confusing effect upon her vision of the ribboned visor which hid her features, left her absolutely unable to perceive who were present as spectators.
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Get Context   In BOOK 2: 5 Through the Moonlight
17  To be doomed to behold the world through smoked glass for an indefinite period was bad enough, and fatal to any kind of advance; but Yeobright was an absolute stoic in the face of mishaps which only affected his social standing; and, apart from Eustacia, the humblest walk of life would satisfy him if it could be made to work in with some form of his culture scheme.
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Get Context   In BOOK 4: 2 He Is Set upon by Adversities but He Sings a Song
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