1 Fear overcame me; I dared no advance, dreading a thousand nameless evils that made me tremble, although I was unable to define them.
2 I became imbued with the notion on that first occasion before we sat down to dinner, but I cannot define by what means.
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3 From that night there grew up in my breast a feeling for Peggotty which I cannot very well define.
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4 The commencement of the tuberculous process we are not, as you are aware, able to define; till there are cavities, there is nothing definite.
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5 His chief object, to define the position with the least amount of disturbance possible, would not be attained by divorce either.
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6 But Vronsky felt that now especially it was essential for him to clear up and define his position if he were to avoid getting into difficulties.
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7 But she saw him not from without, but from within; she saw that here he was not himself; that was the only way she could define his condition to herself.
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8 As to the nature of Selden's growing kindness, Gerty would no more have dared to define it than she would have tried to learn a butterfly's colours by knocking the dust from its wings.
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9 Easy, pleasant, lucrative home-work for wives: asking people to define their jobs.
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10 With that view, let me learnedly define it.
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11 I never tried to define it, but I was distinctly conscious of it.
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12 It would have been a difficult matter for Mr. Pontellier to define to his own satisfaction or any one else's wherein his wife failed in her duty toward their children.
13 If I answer that question, I know you'll be at me with half a dozen others, each one harder than the last; and I'm not a going to define my position.
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14 How such a consciousness is communicated is very difficult to define, but it certainly is communicated very surely, and flows rapidly, imperceptibly, and irrepressibly, as water does in a creek.
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15 Only then, expressing known historic facts by equations and comparing the relative significance of this factor, can we hope to define the unknown.
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