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War and Peace
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  • That dreadful question, "What for?" which had formerly destroyed all his mental edifices, no longer existed for him.
  • He was delighted at the unexpected rapidity of his pupil’s progress, but could not abandon the edifice of argument he had laboriously constructed.
  • On the one hand there is fear and regret for the loss of the whole edifice constructed through the ages, on the other is the passion for destruction.
  • While listening to this whispering and feeling the sensation of this drawing out and the construction of this edifice of needles, he also saw by glimpses a red halo round the candle, and heard the rustle of the cockroaches and the buzzing of the fly that flopped against his pillow and his face.

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  • The corporation was housed in an imposing edifice.
  • He was determined to defeat the bill and tear down the entire edifice of free trade treaties.

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