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The Idiot
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  • She was a serf, but had received a European education.
  • All our eminent socialists are merely old liberals of the class of landed proprietors, men who were liberals in the days of serfdom.
  • ) pocketed at least a third of the money paid by Russian peasants to their lords in the days of serfdom.
  • A movement of impatience was noticed in his audience as he resumed: "I merely wish to state, for the information of all concerned, that the reason for Mr. Pavlicheff’s interest in your mother, Mr. Burdovsky, was simply that she was the sister of a serf-girl with whom he was deeply in love in his youth, and whom most certainly he would have married but for her sudden death.

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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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