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1  They were ignorant, idle, and vain.
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2  A person may be proud without being vain.
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3  In vain did Elizabeth attempt to make her reasonable, and Jane to make her resigned.
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4  Mr. Darcy, with grave propriety, requested to be allowed the honour of her hand, but in vain.
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5  She related the subjects of the pictures, the dimensions of the rooms, and the price of the furniture, in vain.
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6  But wishes were vain, or at least could only serve to amuse her in the hurry and confusion of the following hour.
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7  In vain did she entreat him to stand up with somebody else, and offer to introduce him to any young lady in the room.
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8  Vain indeed must be all her attentions, vain and useless her affection for his sister and her praise of himself, if he were already self-destined for another.
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9  It was, on the contrary, exactly calculated to make her understand her own wishes; and never had she so honestly felt that she could have loved him, as now, when all love must be vain.
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10  Till Elizabeth entered the drawing-room at Netherfield, and looked in vain for Mr. Wickham among the cluster of red coats there assembled, a doubt of his being present had never occurred to her.
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11  Elizabeth asked questions in vain; Maria would tell her nothing more, and down they ran into the dining-room, which fronted the lane, in quest of this wonder; It was two ladies stopping in a low phaeton at the garden gate.
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12  By many significant looks and silent entreaties, did she endeavour to prevent such a proof of complaisance, but in vain; Mary would not understand them; such an opportunity of exhibiting was delightful to her, and she began her song.
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13  In vain did Elizabeth endeavour to check the rapidity of her mother's words, or persuade her to describe her felicity in a less audible whisper; for, to her inexpressible vexation, she could perceive that the chief of it was overheard by Mr. Darcy, who sat opposite to them.
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