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    "Pride and Prejudice"

    Could anyone rephrase the following sentence for: "scold them
    into harmony and plenty"?
    Appreciate any help!

    Context: "whenever any of the cottagers were disposed to
    be quarrelsome, discontented, or too poor, she sallied forth into the village
    to settle their differences, silence their complaints, and scold them
    into harmony and plenty." (Chapter 30)

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    Anglika is offline No Longer With Us
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    Re: "Pride and Prejudice"

    It is an ironic sentence. She does not really scold them, but rather encourages them to be well behaved and to apply themselves to working hard.

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