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Written by Amanda Lee
(6/16/2007 9:39 a.m.)
Here is an example from Chapter 14:
"Mr. Collins was eloquent in her praise. The subject elevated him to more than usual solemnity of manner, and with a most important aspect he protested that "he had never in his life witnessed such behaviour in a person of rank -- such affability and condescension, as he had himself experienced from Lady Catherine."
In what form was the word used? I understand that word to be very negative in modern language, but in the novel it seems to represent something positive. Or is it simply a little satire provided by Ms. Austen?
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