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fray
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Crime and Punishment
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fray
Used in
Crime and Punishment
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  • It needed the utmost delicacy, the greatest nicety, but she has managed things so that that fool, that conceited baggage, that provincial nonentity, simply because she is the widow of a major, and has come to try and get a pension and to fray out her skirts in the government offices, because at fifty she paints her face (everybody knows it) a creature like that did not think fit to come, and has not even answered the invitation, which the most ordinary good manners required! I can't  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: into the fray
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