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  • Mrs. Cadwallader was strong on the intended creation of peers: she had it for certain from her cousin that Truberry had gone over to the other side entirely at the instigation of his wife, who had scented peerages in the air from the very first introduction of the Reform question, and would sign her soul away to take precedence of her younger sister, who had married a baronet.
  • ," and that Dodo never minded about precedence if she could have her own way.
  • Mrs. Cadwallader held that it was a poor satisfaction to take precedence when everybody about you knew that you had not a drop of good blood in your veins; and Celia again, stopping to look at Arthur, said, "It would be very nice, though, if he were a Viscount—and his lordship’s little tooth coming through!

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  • Rationality is the recognition of the fact that nothing can alter the truth and nothing can take precedence over that act of perceiving it.
    Ayn Rand
  • However, a sick mother took precedence even over my scientific needs — though I am still at a loss to understand how Mike knew his mother was ill.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf

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