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retrograde
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Crime and Punishment
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  • The living soul demands life, the soul won’t obey the rules of mechanics, the soul is an object of suspicion, the soul is retrograde!

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  • "You done knocked up mah precious baby again!" he boohooed in female plaint, his voice a heavenly facsimile—down to the perfect shading of falsetto—of that of some weak-witted and godforsaken wife and victim, blighted by wedlock, history and retrograde genes.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Mercury in retrograde and the moon was high!
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch

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