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He rose, and, paying the customary compliments to the mistress of the mansion, withdrew.
No compliment can be eloquent, except as an expression of indifference," said Maggie, flushing a little.
I will never pay you a compliment again, Miss Tulliver," said Stephen.
Not at all," said Maggie; "I like too well to feel that I am admired, but compliments never make me feel that.
It was true she had a theoretic objection to compliments, and had once said impatiently to Philip that she didn't see why women were to be told with a simper that they were beautiful, any more than old men were to be told that they were venerable; still, to be so irritated by a common practice in the case of a stranger like Mr.
He acknowledged the compliment paid to him in studiously commonplace terms, and got a little nearer to the open window.
She had not even a share in his opening compliments.
Which that were my own belief," answered Joe - "her compliments to Mrs.
Wopsle gave us Collins's ode, and threw his bloodstain'd sword in thunder down, with such effect, that a waiter came in and said, "The Commercials underneath sent up their compliments, and it wasn't the Tumblers' Arms.
The next time you write to your good father, Miss Elliot, pray give him my compliments and Mrs Croft's, and say that we are settled here quite to our liking, and have no fault at all to find with the place.
Even if someone is coming on to you, it's still a compliment.
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