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Anna Karenina
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  • There’s something common, vulgar, in flirting with one’s governess.
  • Horribly vulgar! horrible!
  • "That you’ve no pride, no dignity; that you’re disgracing, ruining your daughter by this vulgar, stupid match-making!"
  • I have worked for him, and all I had has gone in his service, and now of course any fresh, vulgar creature has more charm for him.
  • If it were a common, vulgar, worldly intrigue, they would have left me alone.
  • And the asseverations of his love, which seemed to him so vulgar that he was ashamed to utter them, she drank in eagerly, and gradually became calmer.
  • This vulgar—as he thought it—threat of something vague exasperated him.
  • Even the death she chose was low and vulgar.
  • One, the lower class, vulgar, stupid, and, above all, ridiculous people, who believe that one husband ought to live with the one wife whom he has lawfully married; that a girl should be innocent, a woman modest, and a man manly, self-controlled, and strong; that one ought to bring up one’s children, earn one’s bread, and pay one’s debts; and various similar absurdities.
  • Every face that, with such agony, such blunders and corrections had grown up within him with its special character, every face that had given him such torments and such raptures, and all these faces so many times transposed for the sake of the harmony of the whole, all the shades of color and tones that he had attained with such labor—all of this together seemed to him now, looking at it with their eyes, the merest vulgarity, something that had been done a thousand times over.
  • And how vulgarly she shouted," he said to himself, remembering her shriek and the words—"scoundrel" and "mistress."

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  • Her vulgarity was a turnoff.
  • As if I’d ever given her grounds to believe I’d stoop to such vulgarity!
    Anton Chekhov  --  The Cherry Orchard

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