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|JA uses the term connection or connections a great deal
Written by Joan Ellen
(4/1/2008 1:53 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Also the term of Connection..., penned by Mandy N
Mr. Darcy says he wanted 'preserve my friend from what I esteemed a most unhappy connection.' (re: Bingley & Jane)
'A most suitable connection everybody must consider it, but I think it might be a very happy one.' (Lady Russell re: Anne & Mr. Elliot)
Henry was convinced of his father's believing it to be an advantageous connection (re: Catherine Morland)
'A very desirable connection on both sides, and I have not a doubt of its taking place in time.' (John Dashwood on Edward & Miss Morton)
The word seems to be used in many cases to speak of worldly considerations, but also those of emotions/personalities.
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