highly-respectable love



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  • At a ball the evening before, a dispute had arisen between two high - spirited youths, connected with highly-respectable families, in relation to the right of dancing with a beautiful girl, the belle of the ball-room.

    Jack in the Forecastle or, Incidents in the Early Life of Hawser Martingale

  • And these suspicions have given rise to whisperings, and these whisperings have crept into the ears of several very old and highly-respectable "first families," which said families have suddenly dropped her acquaintance.

    An Outcast or, Virtue and Faith

  • Dr. Hope, a physician residing in the town, and a member of the highly-respectable family there, was summoned to attend one of the sojourners in Exeter-house.

    Memoirs of the Jacobites of 1715 and 1745 Volume III.

  • In 'the great fog of January,' 68, it happened very fortunately for me that the partner of my highly-respectable joys and sorrows had asked me to purchase a meat-axe.

    Despair's Last Journey

  • Into this steady, decorous, highly-respectable circle the youngest child, James, made a formidable irruption.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 03, No. 16, February, 1859

  • They have no right to be prowling about at a highly-respectable place like the

    Dick, Marjorie and Fidge A Search for the Wonderful Dodo

  • He was active and intelligent, and until quite recently, extremely tractable and obedient; more than all, he was a very good-looking boy, and when dressed in the Thomas livery, presented a highly-respectable appearance.

    The Garies and Their Friends

  • Louis Bevier, one of the most honored patentees, was the ancestor of the highly-respectable family bearing his name in that region.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 1, No. 4, April, 1862 Devoted To Literature And National Policy

  • According to these highly-respectable witnesses, the minister, conscious that he was dying—conscious, also, that the reverence of the multitude placed him already among saints and angels—had desired, by yielding up his breath in the arms of that fallen woman, to express to the world how utterly nugatory is the choicest of man’s own righteousness.

    XXIV. Conclusion

  • For three months from that day Mme. Veuve Vauquer availed herself of the services of M. Goriot’s coiffeur, and went to some expense over her toilet, expense justifiable on the ground that she owed it to herself and her establishment to pay some attention to appearances when such highly-respectable persons honored her house with their presence.

    Paras. 1–99


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