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Bring it here; and I'll give you a basin to wash in, my dear.'
'And what have you got, my dear?' said Fagin to Charley Bates.
Grewgious, as you quite fairly said just now, there is such an exceptional attachment between my nephew and me, that I am more sensitive for the dear, fortunate, happy, happy fellow than for myself.
'Well, my dear child, perhaps not,' said Fanny, 'though it's most kind and most affectionate in you, you precious girl, to say so.' Here she dabbed her sister's forehead, and blew upon it a little.
(snarling and looking unconsciously for the cushion), "but I need attention, my dear friend."
My dear child, you don't mean to tell me that you won't forgive your husband because he never loved any one else?
Pickwick, my dear Sir, excuse me-- I shall be happy to receive any private suggestions of yours, as AMICUS CURIAE, but you must see the impropriety of your interfering with my conduct in this case, with such an AD CAPTANDUM argument as the offer of half a guinea.
'Certainly, my dear. Because;' here was something to demonstrate, and it set him up again; 'because the reply depends so materially, Louisa, on the sense in which we use the expression.
"Do not talk about food, my dear Ribby," said Duchess; "what a lovely white tea-cloth!
'Because, my dear, you seem a little out of sorts.'
"Good morning, D'Artagnan; good morning, Porthos; good-morning, my dear friends," said Aramis.
Anne realised that the end of their life in this dear place drew nigh, and that she must face the fact bravely.
'My dear ma'am,' said Mr Chester, 'you embolden me to be plain with you.
Woodhouse declined cards entirely for the sake of comfortable talk with his dear Isabella, and the little party made two natural divisions; on one side he and his daughter; on the other the two Mr.
"I have not referred to this out of curiosity, my dear sir, but for greater reasons."