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War and Peace
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  • In the middle of one of the longest sentences, he stopped the rotary motion of the snuffbox, raised his head, and with inimical politeness lurking in the corners of his thin lips interrupted Weyrother, wishing to say something.
  • Rostov looked inimically at Pierre, first because Pierre appeared to his hussar eyes as a rich civilian, the husband of a beauty, and in a word—an old woman; and secondly because Pierre in his preoccupation and absent-mindedness had not recognized Rostov and had not responded to his greeting.

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  • The victim was a teacher named Kadow, head of a liberal political faction which the Nazis considered inimical to their interests.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Inefficient nations were always conquered sooner or later, and the struggle for efficiency was inimical to illusions.
    George Orwell  --  1984

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