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  • …inexperienced sensitiveness, it seemed like a catastrophe, changing all prospects; and to Mr. Casaubon it was a new pain, he never having been on a wedding journey before, or found himself in that close union which was more of a subjection than he had been able to imagine, since this charming young bride not only obliged him to much consideration on her behalf (which he had sedulously given), but turned out to be capable of agitating him cruelly just where he most needed soothing.

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  • The voice was overly ingratiating, sedulously sweet.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • She wondered what sort of herbs they were which the old man was so sedulous to gather.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter

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