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observance
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Anna Karenina
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  • The memory of how he had received her confession of infidelity on their way home from the races (especially that he had insisted only on the observance of external decorum, and had not sent a challenge) tortured him like a remorse.
  • But I expect a strict observance of the external forms of propriety till such time"—his voice shook—"as I may take measures to secure my honor and communicate them to you."
  • …living, nor found them in himself (and he could not but consider himself one of the persons making up the Russian people), and most of all because he, like the people, did not know and could not know what is for the general good, though he knew beyond a doubt that this general good could be attained only by the strict observance of that law of right and wrong which has been revealed to every man, and therefore he could not wish for war or advocate war for any general objects whatever.

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  • As her release date neared, Vanessa got increasingly anxious, with a decided uptick in religious observance.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • "Religious observances shouldn’t be denied to anyone."
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass

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