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mendicant
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Middlemarch
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  • Mr. Casaubon, too, was the centre of his own world; if he was liable to think that others were providentially made for him, and especially to consider them in the light of their fitness for the author of a "Key to all Mythologies," this trait is not quite alien to us, and, like the other mendicant hopes of mortals, claims some of our pity.

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  • Suddenly I was stabbed with alarm, sensing an unholy and unnatural presence of flapping vulturous black, until I realized in an instant that the two mendicant nuns had blundered into the wrong facility.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • I dared to put off the mendicant — to resume my natural manner and character.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre

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