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To Kill a Mockingbird
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  • I ain’t cynical, Miss Alexandra.
  • Tellin’ the truth’s not cynical, is it?
  • It’s— cynical.
  • The witnesses for the state, with the exception of the sheriff of Maycomb County, have presented themselves to you gentlemen, to this court, in the cynical confidence that their testimony would not be doubted, confident that you gentlemen would go along with them on the assumption— the evil assumptionthat all Negroes lie, that all Negroes are basically immoral beings, that all Negro men are not to be trusted around our women, an assumption one associates with minds of their caliber.

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  • The experience made her overly cynical.
  • She is cynical and unhappy.

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