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Crime and Punishment
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  • It was as though an abscess that had been forming for a month past in his heart had suddenly broken.
  • He only wanted a sling on his arm or a bandage on his finger to complete the impression of a man with a painful abscess or a broken arm.

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  • The abscess left when she disappeared was still in his head—like an empty pool.
    James Dashner  --  The Scorch Trials
  • To the bombardiers, the walled city on its granite headland, drawing ever closer, looks like an unholy tooth, something black and dangerous, a final abscess to be lanced away.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See

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