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The happiness which this reply produced was such as he had probably never felt before; and he expressed himself on the occasion as sensibly and as warmly as man violently in love can be supposed to do. Had Elizabeth been able to encounter his eye, she might have seen how well the expression of heart-felt delight, diffused over his face, became him; but though she could not look, she could listen, and he told her of his feelings, which in proving of what importance she was to him, made his affection every moment more valuable.

The preceding description of Darcy's elation on hearing Elizabeth returns his affection is characterized by all of the following EXCEPT


Active voice


Emotional adverbs


Complex sentences




Parallel structure

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