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  • "We have been," said Mr. Wopsle, exalted with his late performance,— "we have been indulging, Mr. Orlick, in an intellectual evening."
  • My construction even of their simple meaning was not very correct, for I read "wife of the Above" as a complimentary reference to my father’s exaltation to a better world; and if any one of my deceased relations had been referred to as "Below," I have no doubt I should have formed the worst opinions of that member of the family.
  • In the excited and exalted state of my brain, I could not think of a place without seeing it, or of persons without seeing them.
  • That swindling Pumblechook, exalted into the beneficent contriver of the whole occasion, actually took the top of the table; and, when he addressed them on the subject of my being bound, and had fiendishly congratulated them on my being liable to imprisonment if I played at cards, drank strong liquors, kept late hours or bad company, or indulged in other vagaries which the form of my indentures appeared to contemplate as next to inevitable, he placed me standing on a chair beside himů

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  • I’m looking for a small liberal-arts college that exalts the undergraduate experience.
  • looking for a community that does not exalt materialism

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