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Crime and Punishment
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  • She was pacing up and down in her little room, pressing her hands against her chest; her lips were parched and her breathing came in nervous broken gasps.
  • His hair was soaked with sweat, his quivering lips were parched, his eyes were fixed on the ceiling.
  • He felt that his parched lips were flecked with foam, his heart was throbbing.
  • Once more her parched lips were covered with blood.
  • The agonised, wasted, consumptive face, the parched blood-stained lips, the hoarse voice, the tears unrestrained as a child’s, the trustful, childish and yet despairing prayer for help were so piteous that everyone seemed to feel for her.

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  • Nothing will grow in this parched soil.
  • Cactus is about all that will grow in this parched soil.

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