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Jane Eyre, Chapter 1, Charlotte Bronte

Bronte, Charlotte. "Chapter 1." Jane Eyre. London: Smith, Elder, 1847. N. pag. Web. 20 Mar. 2016.

In lines 21-23, “Jane, I don’t like cavillers or questioners; besides, there is something truly forbidding in a child taking up her elders in that manner. Be seated somewhere; and until you can speak pleasantly, remain silent.” The word forbidding means


a refusal to allow.


dishonest and duplicitous.


threatening or hostile.


gentle and quiet.

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