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Pride and Prejudice

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The phrase "new business"

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Elizabeth had settled it that Mr. Darcy would bring his sister to visit her the very day after her reaching Pemberley; and was consequently resolved not to be out of sight of the inn the whole of that morning. But her conclusion was false; for on the very morning after their own arrival at Lambton, these visitors came. They had been walking about the place with some of their new friends, and were just returned to the inn to dress themselves for dining with the same family, when the sound of a carriage drew them to a window, and they saw a gentleman and lady in a curricle, driving up the street. Elizabeth, immediately recognising the livery, guessed what it meant, and imparted no small degree of surprise to her relations by acquainting them with the honour which she expected. Her uncle and aunt were all amazement; and the embarrassment of her manner as she spoke, joined to the circumstance itself, and many of the circumstances of the preceding day, opened to them a new idea on the business.

The phrase "new idea on the business" MOST likely refers to

A

The Gardiners's changed perception of Mr. Darcy's character

B

Mr. Darcy's business interests in Mr. Gardiner

C

Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth's affection for each other

D

The unique manners indicative of this part of the country

E

The Gardiners's feelings that Elizabeth may not be as prepared for good society as they had originally thought