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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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  • The sordid details of his orgies stank under his very nostrils.
  • He had tried to build a break-water of order and elegance against the sordid tide of life without him and to dam up, by rules of conduct and active interest and new filial relations, the powerful recurrence of the tides within him.

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  • I learned the sordid inner workings of the royal court in Modeg from a . courtesan.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • I was considering what she had suggested about our pretending to be other people, like figures in a Western novel, imagining how we could somehow exist outside of this place and time and circumstance, share instead the minute and sordid problems of such folks, the vagaries and ornate dramas of imperfect love.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life

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