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Jane Eyre
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  • The morning had been a quiet morning enough — all except the brief scene with the lunatic: the transaction in the church had not been noisy; there was no explosion of passion, no loud altercation, no dispute, no defiance or challenge, no tears, no sobs: a few words had been spoken, a calmly pronounced objection to the marriage made; some stern, short questions put by Mr. Rochester; answers, explanations given, evidence adduced; an open admission of the truth had been uttered by my…

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  • The physical altercation between opposing players led to suspensions on both sides.
  • As the Americans were waiting to move on, an altercation broke out in their rear-most rank.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five

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