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Wuthering Heights
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  • Fortunately, the beasts seemed more bent on stretching their paws, and yawning, and flourishing their tails, than devouring me alive; but they would suffer no resurrection, and I was forced to lie till their malignant masters pleased to deliver me: then, hatless and trembling with wrath, I ordered the miscreants to let me out — on their peril to keep me one minute longer — with several incoherent threats of retaliation that, in their indefinite depth of virulency, smacked of King Lear.

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  • A virulent form of the infectious disease spread through the country.
  • The increasingly virulent tone of the campaign had all but the most hateful and partisan tuning ignoring the discussion.

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