1 No one but a gentleman of refinement and thoughtfulness would ever have thought how it broke my heart to-- I'll send my gold chain instead.
2 And she knew it had not been Captain Butler's refinement that had prompted so gallant a gesture.
3 Since the return of her wedding ring, Melanie had felt that Rhett was a gentleman of rare refinement and delicacy and she was shocked at this remark.
4 Such people were Scarlett's intimates now, but those who attended her larger receptions included others of some culture and refinement, many of excellent families.
5 With the Republicans in the political saddle the town entered into an era of waste and ostentation, with the trappings of refinement thinly veneering the vice and vulgarity beneath.
6 Her face had the air of unwholesome refinement which ill-health and over-work may produce, but its common prettiness was redeemed by the strong and generous curve of the lips.
7 And they do take such an interest in refinement and culture.
8 I had somehow imbibed the opinion that, in the absence of slaves, there could be no wealth, and very little refinement.
9 Whoever expects refinement in me will be disappointed.
10 That time, however, did gradually come, forwarded by an affection on his side as warm as her own, and much less encumbered by refinement or self-distrust.
11 With the glance the calm fixity of her features sublimed itself to an expression of refinement and warmth; it was like garish noon rising to the dignity of sunset in a couple of seconds.
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12 All persons of refinement have been scared away from me since I sank into the mire of marriage.
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13 The man who entered was young, some two-and-twenty at the outside, well-groomed and trimly clad, with something of refinement and delicacy in his bearing.
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14 Tell her what Heathcliff is: an unreclaimed creature, without refinement, without cultivation; an arid wilderness of furze and whinstone.
15 He professed both to abominate and despise all mystery, refinement, and intrigue, either in a prince or a minister.
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