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Diction in Emma

Diction Examples in Emma:

Volume I - Chapter III

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"Encouragement should be given..."   (Volume I - Chapter III)

This phrase is the hallmark of those who are well-to-do and feel a responsibility to help the less well-to-do rise in the world.  

"die..."   (Volume I - Chapter IX)

The word "die" is the singular of dice. In this case, "having thrown a die" means beginning something which cannot be reversed.

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