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Great Expectations
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  • I saw in this that I, too, was tormented by a perversion of ingenuity, even while the prize was reserved for me.
  • I was modestly wondering whether my utmost ingenuity would have enabled me to say anything that would have amused him half as much as this imaginary pleasantry, when I was startled by a sudden click in the wall on one side of the chimney, and the ghostly tumbling open of a little wooden flap with "JOHN" upon it.

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  • He exercised great ingenuity in making excuses for missing class.
  • It will take more than ingenuity to clean this up. We’re going to have to admit our mistake.

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