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" in supposing I know very little of Willoughby. I have not known him long, indeed ; but I am much better acquainted with him than I am with any other creature in the world, except yourself and mamma. It is not time or opportunity that is to determine... "
Sense and Sensibility: a Novel - Page 48
by Jane Austen - 1833 - 331 pages
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Sense and Sensibility: A Novel

Jane Austen - 1882 - 348 pages
...servant, the expense would be a trifle ; mamma, she was sure, would never object to it; and any horse would do for him ; he might always get one at the...myself guilty of greater impropriety in accepting a hone from my brother than from Willoughby. Of John I know very little, though we have lived together...
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Sense and Sensibility

Jane Austen - Domestic fiction - 1913 - 394 pages
...am with any other creature in the world, except yourself and mamma. It is not time or opportunity 30 that is to determine intimacy ; it is disposition...impropriety in accepting a horse from my brother than 35 from Willoughby. Of John I know very little, though we have lived together for years ; but of Willoughby...
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Jane Austen

Francis Warre Cornish - 1929 - 240 pages
...at her, and, later, pity her. Her statements sometimes have an inner truth that wins our agreement: 'It is not time or opportunity that is to determine...insufficient to make some people acquainted with each other'. 'The rent of this cottage is said to be low; but we have it on very hard terms, if we are to dine at...
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Those Elegant Decorums: The Concept of Propriety in Jane Austen's Novels

Jane Nardin - Literary Criticism - 1973 - 168 pages
...engaged," [p. 188] to a man who has not proposed). And she is not very interested in gathering evidence (" 'Seven years would be insufficient to make some people...other, and seven days are more than enough for others,' " she tells Elinor [p. 59]). Instead, Marianne relies, as usual, on the ability of her refined sensibilities...
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Collected Essays: Volume 1. The Englishness of the English Novel

Q. D. Leavis - Literary Criticism - 1983 - 360 pages
...least so lately known to her ', ' This was too much ', and Marianne retorts with the Romantic argument: 'It is not time or opportunity that is to determine intimacy ; it is disposition alone ... of Willoughby my judgment has long been formed.' The fallacy is not recognized by Marianne until...
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The Accidental Bride: A Romantic Comedy

Janice Harayda - Fiction - 2000 - 304 pages
...say that, for someone who has just taken the fall of her life, you look ravishing." 10 Ice "Sei'en years would be insufficient to make some people acquainted...other, and seven days are more than enough for others. " — Sense and Sensibility Back at her apartment, Lily emptied a tray of ice cubes into a white plastic...
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The Wisdom of Jane Austen

Shawna Mullen - Self-Help - 2003 - 244 pages
...aristocratic in her ideas of what was due to them, as anybody of sense and honesty could well be. PER Intimacy "It is not time or opportunity that is to determine...other, and seven days are more than enough for others." Marianne Dashwood, SS Jealousy "It is Natural to suppose that we should be intimate, — that we should...
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Philosophical Dialogue in the British Enlightenment: Theology, Aesthetics ...

Michael Prince, Professor of Literary History Faculty of English Howard Erskine-Hill, Leonard Sugarman Professor of English John J Richetti - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 282 pages
...better acquainted with him than I am with any other creature in the world, except yourself and mama. It is not time or opportunity that is to determine intimacy: it is disposition alone" (I, xii, pp. 58-59). Elinor, on the other hand, urges caution. She does not resent the witticism that...
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Dear Jane Austen: A Heroine's Guide to Life and Love

Patrice Hannon - Social Science - 2007 - 156 pages
...acquainted with him, than I am with any other creature in the world, except yourself and mama. . . . Seven years would be insufficient to make some people...other, and seven days are more than enough for others. " Marianne is once again trusting to her errant inner guide. As I have just reminded your sister heroine-in-training,...
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