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    Tedwonny is offline Member
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    what does 'order' mean here?

    Elizabeth's sense and conduct are of a superior order to those of the common heroines of novels.

    I've looked this word up in the dictionary but I can't seem to find a definition that goes with the above context.

    of a superior order - is this a set phrase/can it be?

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    Re: what does 'order' mean here?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tedwonny View Post
    Elizabeth's sense and conduct are of a superior order to those of the common heroines of novels.

    I've looked this word up in the dictionary but I can't seem to find a definition that goes with the above context.

    of a superior order - is this a set phrase/can it be?
    Order | Define Order at Dictionary.com

    Try #5 under the "World English dictionary"

    "A class, rank, or hierarchy"

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