How can we tell that Eveline is not in love in "Eveline" from Dubliners?

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If you wanted to give evidence that Eveline is not in love in Joyce's story named after her, you could cite her deciding not to leave Dublin and go to Argentina.  She opts to stay with her father and brother and remain in Dublin, instead of starting a new life in Argentina.

I wouldn't really recommend making that argument, though.  First, it's beside the point.  That's not what the story is...

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