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Anna Karenina
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  • Living the old life, she was horrified at herself, at her utter insurmountable callousness to all her own past, to things, to habits, to the people she had loved, who loved her—to her mother, who was wounded by her indifference, to her kind, tender father, till then dearer than all the world.
  • At the chemist’s the lank shopman sealed up a packet of powders for a coachman who stood waiting, and refused him opium with the same callousness with which the doctor’s footman had cleaned his lamp chimneys.

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  • She displays a callous indifference to others’ suffering.
  • Callous as they were to my suffering, they were equally callous to their own when anything befell them.
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