Quotations from dialogue and letters are placed within inverted commas. Square brackets indicate the speaker.

accent: S S 103 in a serious accent (we now say tone).

accommodations: E 204 advantages and accommodations … attached to its size (a large house).

accustomary: M P 266 his uncle’s accustomary late dinner-hour.

acquaintance collective : N A 241 ‘spoilt for home by great acquaintance’.

act: E 93 he could sometimes act an ungracious, or say a severe thing.

address, verb and substantive, of proposals of marriage : M P 319 ‘you may live eighteen years longer in the world, without being addressed by a man of half Mr. Crawford’s estate, or a tenth part of his merits’; 326 addresses so wholly unexpected ; 356 receiving his addresses properly. To pay one’s addresses is still used, but is more or less jocular,

address, of manner and deportment: P P 170 in person and address most truly the gentleman; 234 ‘Is it in address that he improves?’

admire: P 83 Anne … admired … the sort of necessity … of … every thing being to be done together, however undesired and inconvenient.

admission: E 368 gave him all the friendly encouragement, the admission to be gallant, which she had ever given.

admit, like allow and receive, is less restricted in the figurative use than to-day: E 62 ‘whom I could never admit as an acquaintance’. S S 264 ‘the consolation that I have been willing to admit’. N A 151 ‘Is it my brother’s attentions to Miss Thorpe, or Miss Thrope’s admission of them …’. E 407 She touched—she admitted—she acknowledged the whole truth.

advancement: S S 203 remained fix’d at the table where Elinor wrote, watching the advancement of her pen.

after (now usually past): M P 221 ‘Will twenty minutes after four suit you?’

air: P P 208 her air and manner. E 33 ‘Mr. Knightley’s air is so remarkably good, that it is not fair to compare Mr. Martin with him’.

alliance in the matrimonial sense did not imply any very exalted station: E132 [Mr. Elton] ‘ I need not so totally despair of an equal alliance’. M P 201 It was an alliance which he could not have relinquished without pain. P 26 He thought it a very degrading alliance.—The word does, however, usually convey a certain grandeur, cf. E 183 She brought no name, no blood, no alliance.

allow with impersonal object; cf. admit: M P 466 She had been allowing his attentions some time.

allow oneself in: M P 363 ‘allowed himself n gallantries which did mean nothing’. Cf. Pamela, vol. I, p. 277, ‘makes nothing of allowing himself in the liberty of kissing me’.

all to one: S S 196; cf. The Watsons, p.343 ‘all to nothing’.

altogether = on the whole: M P 255 there were moments in which she (Mary Crawford) did not seem propitious, and though trusting altogether to her affection…he had many anxious feelings (it is clear from the context that altogether does not mean without misgiving); P 230 ‘all these things considered, though we could have wished it different, yet altogether we did not think it fair to stand out any longer’. = as a

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