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‘Will’

Below are some examples of sentences from classic literature using the word ‘Will’.

1

“Well, I ’ll refresh your memory.”

From ‘Mr Standfast’, by John Buchan.

2

“I am sure they will be delighted with you.”

From ‘Northanger Abbey’, by Jane Austen.

3

“I will buy Pemberley itself if Darcy will sell it.”

From ‘Pride and Prejudice’, by Jane Austen.

4

No one but an anarchist would go about breaking statues.

From ‘The Return of Sherlock Holmes’, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

5

“You will change your mind, I hope, when you grow older”

From ‘Jane Eyre’, by Charlotte Brontë.

6

“Jane, I congratulate you. You will be a very happy woman.”

From ‘Pride and Prejudice’, by Jane Austen.

7

“She will never play really well unless she practises more.”

From ‘Pride and Prejudice’, by Jane Austen.

8

Will you take a little drop of something — just a taste?’

From ‘Nicholas Nickleby’, by Charles Dickens.

9

“I dare say Mr Bingley will dance with you at the next ball.”

From ‘Pride and Prejudice’, by Jane Austen.

10

All the east coast north of the Zambesi will be your battle-ground.

From ‘Greenmantle’, by John Buchan.

11

In half an hour we won’t be able to see our hands in front of us.

From ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

12

“Then I am sure Anne had better stay, for nobody will want her in Bath.”

From ‘Persuasion’, by Jane Austen.

13

"My dear friend, he is not to be depended on. I wouldn’t trust him.”

From ‘Bleak House’, by Charles Dickens.

14

The sea is a dangerous and fickle element, and will always claim its victims.

From ‘Household Words’, by Charles Dickens.

15

“He seems a very genteel, steady young man, so I hope Miss Julia will be very happy.”

From ‘Mansfield Park’, by Jane Austen.

16

“Is your sister at Pemberley still?”

“Yes, she will remain there till Christmas.”

From ‘Pride and Prejudice’, by Jane Austen.

17

“Oh! certainly,” said Elizabeth, though burning with curiosity; “we will ask you no questions.”

From ‘Pride and Prejudice’, by Jane Austen.

18

“There is a horse for sale at Scrubbs’s, which it would be a sin and a crime to lose.”

From ‘Nicholas Nickleby’, by Charles Dickens.

19

“At Brighton she will be of less importance even as a common flirt than she has been here.”

From ‘Pride and Prejudice’, by Jane Austen.

20

“Not yet,” replied Jane. “But now that my dear uncle is come, I hope everything will be well.”

From ‘Pride and Prejudice’, by Jane Austen.

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In a few weeks I was promoted to a higher class; in less than two months I was allowed to commence French and drawing.

From ‘Jane Eyre’, by Charlotte Brontë.

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