—Decent little soul he was, Mr Power said to the stalwart back of long John Fanning ascending towards long John Fanning in the mirror.
The elder man, though not by any manner of means an old maid or a prude, said it was nothing short of a crying scandal that ought to be put a stop to instanter to say that women of that stamp (quite apart from any oldmaidish squeamishness on the subject), a necessary evil, w ere not licensed and medically inspected by the proper authorities, a thing, he could truthfully state, he, as a paterfamilias, was a stalwart advocate of from the very first start.
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The absentminded, fluff-haired little clergyman and his stalwart wife drifted into her memory.
Harper Lee -- Go Set a Watchman
It was Ritchie, that chat-room stalwart, who had come to my aid in the end.