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cynical
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Crime and Punishment
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  • But he was possessed by such despair, such cynicism of misery, if one may so call it, that with a wave of his hand he went on.
  • Was it possible to imagine so absurd and cynical a juxtaposition?
  • He is incredulous, sceptical, cynical…. he likes to impose on people, or rather to make fun of them.
  • But in any case he could not remain a cynic and a dirty sloven; he had no right to offend the feelings of others, especially when they were in need of his assistance and asking him to see them.
  • Only consider, I struck her just twice with a switch—there were no marks even…. don’t regard me as a cynic, please; I am perfectly aware how atrocious it was of me and all that; but I know for certain, too, that Marfa Petrovna was very likely pleased at my, so to say, warmth.
  • "Well, if you come to that," Svidrigailov answered, scrutinising Raskolnikov with some surprise, "if you come to that, you are a thorough cynic yourself.

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  • The experience made her overly cynical.
  • She is cynical and unhappy.

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