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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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lax
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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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  • …heart for this faithful serving-man of the knightly Loyola, for this half-brother of the clergy, more venal than they in speech, more steadfast of soul than they, one whom he would never call his ghostly father; and he thought how this man and his companions had earned the name of worldlings at the hands not of the unworldly only but of the worldly also for having pleaded, during all their history, at the bar of God’s justice for the souls of the lax and the lukewarm and the prudent.

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  • Lax safeguards contributed to the oil spill.
  • such lax and slipshod ways are no longer acceptable

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