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Brave New World
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  • Dr. Gaffney, the Provost, and Miss Keate, the Head Mistress, received them as they stepped out of the plane.
  • "Oh, no," the Provost answered.
  • The Provost opened a door.
  • The Provost turned towards him a still broadly grinning face.
  • "And this," said the Provost a moment later, "is Hypnopaedic Control Room."
  • "No, that one," corrected the Provost, annoyed.

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  • The survey asked presidents, provosts and admissions directors to assess peer institutions.
  • He spoke not another word to her informally, becoming all business again as he instructed her to write out a memorandum to SS Sturmbannfuhrer Fritz Hartjenstein, commanding officer of the SS garrison, directing that a search be made for the candlesticks in the enlisted barracks and that every effort be exerted to apprehend the culprits, who would then be placed in custody of the camp provost marshal for discipline.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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