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  • And then they had called her to a sofa, where she now sat, ensconced between them, chattering alternately in French and broken English; absorbing not only the young ladies’ attention, but that of Mrs. Eshton and Lady Lynn, and getting spoilt to her heart’s content.

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  • happily ensconced in her new apartment
  • The ethnic political violence that convulsed Kenya after disputed elections on Dec. 27 shattered the nation’s image as an oasis of calm in a turbulent corner of Africa. Perhaps no one was more shocked — or had more to lose — than members of Kenya’s middle class, who seemed comfortably ensconced in Westernized modernity after more than 40 years of economic growth without major political trauma.
    Time Magazine, 2008  --  http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1719957,00.html(retrieved 09/12/09)

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