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  • O quenchless, indispensable fire!
  • Thought Of Equality—as if it harm’d me, giving others the same chances and rights as myself—as if it were not indispensable to my own rights that others possess the same.
  • I take part, I see and hear the whole, The cries, curses, roar, the plaudits for well-aim’d shots, The ambulanza slowly passing trailing its red drip, Workmen searching after damages, making indispensable repairs, The fall of grenades through the rent roof, the fan-shaped explosion, The whizz of limbs, heads, stone, wood, iron, high in the air.

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  • Then a big pot was brought out as we raced to retrieve our indispensable spoons and bowls.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • In fourteen years in Bluffton he had sired two sons and managed to worm his way so completely into Bennington’s life and make himself so indispensable that he sometimes seemed like Bennington’s third leg.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide

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