1 His reception, however, was of the most flattering kind.
2 I flatter myself at least that you will be able to do so.
3 I was very much flattered by his asking me to dance a second time.
4 This is the only point, I flatter myself, on which we do not agree.
5 No one but Jane, she thought, could flatter herself with such an expectation.
6 Elizabeth was not comfortable; that was impossible; but she was flattered and pleased.
7 This has been my motive, my fair cousin, and I flatter myself it will not sink me in your esteem.
8 You must give me leave to flatter myself, my dear cousin, that your refusal of my addresses is merely words of course.
9 You judge very properly," said Mr. Bennet, "and it is happy for you that you possess the talent of flattering with delicacy.
10 Mrs. Bennet, all amazement, though flattered by having a guest of such high importance, received her with the utmost politeness.
11 Mrs. Bennet chose to consider it as given in compliment to her eldest daughter, and was particularly flattered by receiving the invitation from Mr. Bingley himself, instead of a ceremonious card.
12 These bitter accusations might have been suppressed, had I, with greater policy, concealed my struggles, and flattered you into the belief of my being impelled by unqualified, unalloyed inclination; by reason, by reflection, by everything.
13 What Wickham had said of the living was fresh in her memory, and as she recalled his very words, it was impossible not to feel that there was gross duplicity on one side or the other; and, for a few moments, she flattered herself that her wishes did not err.
14 We have certainly done our best; and most fortunately having it in our power to introduce you to very superior society, and, from our connection with Rosings, the frequent means of varying the humble home scene, I think we may flatter ourselves that your Hunsford visit cannot have been entirely irksome.
15 She received him with her very best politeness, which he returned with as much more, apologising for his intrusion, without any previous acquaintance with her, which he could not help flattering himself, however, might be justified by his relationship to the young ladies who introduced him to her notice.
16 As a clergyman, moreover, I feel it my duty to promote and establish the blessing of peace in all families within the reach of my influence; and on these grounds I flatter myself that my present overtures are highly commendable, and that the circumstance of my being next in the entail of Longbourn estate will be kindly overlooked on your side, and not lead you to reject the offered olive-branch.
17 To such perseverance in wilful self-deception Elizabeth would make no reply, and immediately and in silence withdrew; determined, if he persisted in considering her repeated refusals as flattering encouragement, to apply to her father, whose negative might be uttered in such a manner as to be decisive, and whose behaviour at least could not be mistaken for the affectation and coquetry of an elegant female.
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