She desired to protect them, and often felt that they could protect her, excelling
where she was deficient.
He was tall, well set-up, good-looking and healthy; and his clear pale face had under its commonplace refinement that slight tinge of overbearing brutality which is given by the possession of only partly difficult accomplishments; by excelling
in games, or in the art of making money; by the easy mastery over animals and over needy men.
Here was Miss Edwards, who only paid a small premium which had been spent long ago, every day outshining and excelling
the baronet's daughter, who learned all the extras (or was taught them all) and whose half-yearly bill came to double that of any other young lady's in the school, making no account of the honour and reputation of her pupilage.