the freaks of cold-blooded vanity

The freaks of cold-blooded vanity

Henry Crawford, ruined by early independence and bad domestic example, indulged in the freaks of a cold–blooded vanity a little too long.

(Mansfield Park, Chapter 48 / Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 2, Episode 10)

heard along the gravel path

Heard along the gravel path

Not a syllable passed aloud. They all waited in silence for the appearance of their visitor. His footsteps were heard along the gravel path; in a moment he was in the passage, and in another he was before them.

(Sense and Sensibility, Chapter 48 / Angel, Season 2, Episode 10)

for his sake

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For his sake

This is very bad. He had induced her to place herself, for his sake, in a situation of extreme difficulty and uneasiness, and it should have been his first object to prevent her from suffering unnecessarily.

(Emma, Chapter 51 / Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 7, Episode 3)

foolishly tempted

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foolishly tempted

My blindness to what was going on, led me to act by them in a way that I must always be ashamed of, and I was very foolishly tempted to say and do many things which may well lay me open to unpleasant conjectures….

(Emma, Chapter 49 / Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 2, Episode 4)

but now…

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but now

But now, she would rather it had not happened. She believed he had been drinking too much of Mr Weston’s good wine….

(Emma, Chapter 15 / Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 3, Episode 10)

modesty and the genuine

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modesty and the genuine

[H]e trusted he had every reason to be satisfied, since the refusal which his cousin had stedfastly given him would naturally flow from her bashful modesty and the genuine delicacy of her character.

(Pride and Prejudice, Chapter 20 / Angel, Season 2, Episode 2)