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War and Peace
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  • Not only did his contemporaries, carried away by their passions, talk in this way, but posterity and history have acclaimed Napoleon as grand, while Kutuzov is described by foreigners as a crafty, dissolute, weak old courtier, and by Russians as something indefinite—a sort of puppet useful only because he had a Russian name.

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  • He mentioned that he had not been to New York since the late 1930s and that, if anything, the city appeared more Babylonian in its dissolute wealth than ever.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • She still surrounded herself with the cynical aura of a dissolute past.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die

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