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Crime and Punishment
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  • I had a serf, Filka; just after his burial I called out forgetting ’Filka, my pipe!’
  • And he used to be a house serf.
  • You heard, no doubt, Avdotya Romanovna, when you were with them the story of the servant Philip who died of ill treatment he received six years ago, before the abolition of serfdom.
  • (Aniska was a dressmaker in the country, one of our former serf girls who had been trained in Moscow, a pretty wench.

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  • "Yes, my squalid little serf," I said, and fluttered my hands in royal dispensation.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • Then came a cart, and behind that walked an old, bandy-legged domestic serf in a peaked cap and sheepskin coat.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace

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