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‘Respect’ as a noun

Below are some examples of sentences from classic literature using the word ‘Respect’ as a noun.


I have a manner calculated to repel over-familiarity, to win esteem, and to command respect.

From ‘Shirley’, by Charlotte Brontë.


He saw her concern, and coming to her, took her hand, pressed it, and kissed it with grateful respect.

From ‘Sense and Sensibility’, by Jane Austen.

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I rowed about in my boat, and waited, waited, waited, as I best could.

From ‘Great Expectations’, by Charles Dickens.

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