1 Clover was an old stout mare now, stiff in the joints and with a tendency to rheumy eyes.
2 I may not deny," said the Prior, crossing himself, "that such things have been, and have been of Heaven; but then such communications have had a visibly useful scope and tendency.
3 There was never much laughing in his presence; or, if there is any difference, it is not more, I think, than such an absence has a tendency to produce at first.
4 To Fanny's mind, Edmund's absence was really, in its cause and its tendency, a relief.
5 After this speech the two girls sat many minutes silent, each thoughtful: Fanny meditating on the different sorts of friendship in the world, Mary on something of less philosophic tendency.
6 And I hope you will not be cruelly concealing any tendency to indisposition.
7 With this consolation, Mr. Sikes appeared to repress a rising tendency to jealousy, and, clasping Oliver's wrist more firmly, told him to step out again.
8 They were of sobering tendency; they allayed agitation; they composed, and consequently must make her happier.
9 "These would have been all my friends," was her thought; and she had to struggle against a great tendency to lowness.
10 The spot was, indeed, a near relation of night, and when night showed itself an apparent tendency to gravitate together could be perceived in its shades and the scene.
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11 There was, it is true, a limit to this tendency to uniformity.
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12 Yet Yeobright was as firm in the contrary intention as if the tendency of marriage were rather to develop the fantasies of young philanthropy than to sweep them away.
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13 But he had not anticipated that the tendency of his action would be to divert Wildeve's movement rather than to stop it.
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14 And the little people displayed no vestige of a creative tendency.
15 Evidently, I thought, this tendency had increased till Industry had gradually lost its birthright in the sky.