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  • Ever to be in hell, never to be in heaven; ever to be shut off from the presence of God, never to enjoy the beatific vision; ever to be eaten with flames, gnawed by vermin, goaded with burning spikes, never to be free from those pains; ever to have the conscience upbraid one, the memory enrage, the mind filled with darkness and despair, never to escape; ever to curse and revile the foul demons who gloat fiendishly over the misery of their dupes, never to behold the shining raiment of…

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  • She continued to stare at the photograph before turning toward him with a dazed and beatific smile.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • Dark, soulful eyes and that small, mysterious, beatific smile.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea

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