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Crime and Punishment
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  • She is essentially, essentially an unaccountable character!
  • She is essentially, essentially an unaccountable character!
  • "In the most serious and essential matters," Pyotr Petrovitch replied, as though delighted at the question.
  • Almost every criminal is subject to a failure of will and reasoning power by a childish and phenomenal heedlessness, at the very instant when prudence and caution are most essential.
  • Dounia was simply essential to him; to do without her was unthinkable.
  • And…. the worst of it was he was so coarse, so dirty, he had the manners of a pothouse; and…. and even admitting that he knew he had some of the essentials of a gentleman…. what was there in that to be proud of?
  • Now that one can talk to you, I should like to impress upon you that it is essential to avoid the elementary, so to speak, fundamental causes tending to produce your morbid condition: in that case you will be cured, if not, it will go from bad to worse.
  • It was essential for him that you should be here!
  • Certain essential facts which required immediate consideration were particularly irksome to him.
  • It was essential, indeed, to be reconciled, but by then it was impossible.
  • In a community, such a role is essentially transformed and what is stupid here is sensible there, what, under present conditions, is unnatural becomes perfectly natural in the community.
  • I simply hinted that an ’extraordinary’ man has the right…. that is not an official right, but an inner right to decide in his own conscience to overstep…. certain obstacles, and only in case it is essential for the practical fulfilment of his idea (sometimes, perhaps, of benefit to the whole of humanity).
  • Wouldn’t you like…. something more essential before tea?"
  • The essential question was settled, and irrevocably settled, in his mind: "Never such a marriage while I am alive and Mr. Luzhin be damned!"

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  • The essential feature of the pen is that it writes so consistently.
  • I carry all the essential tools and materials I need in this toolbox.

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