Marianne was silent; it was impossible for her to say what she did not feel, however trivial the occasion...
She mediated, by turns, on broken promises and broken arches, phaetons and false hangings, Tilneys and trap-doors.
If a woman conceals her affection with the same skill from the object of it, she may lose the opportunity of fixing him.
I am particularly unlucky in meeting with a person so well able to expose my real character, in a part of the world where I had hoped to pass myself off with some degree of credit.
If I am a wild Beast I cannot help it. It is not my own fault.
He paid her only the compliment of attention; and she felt a respect for him on the occasion, which the others had reasonably forfeited by their shameless want of taste.