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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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  • His sensitive nature was still smarting under the lashes of an undivined and squalid way of life.
  • After early nightfall the yellow lamps would light up, here and there, the squalid quarter of the brothels.
  • His sins trickled from his lips, one by one, trickled in shameful drops from his soul, festering and oozing like a sore, a squalid stream of vice.
  • The squalid scene composed itself around him; the common accents, the burning gas-jets in the shops, odours of fish and spirits and wet sawdust, moving men and women.

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  • a squalid overcrowded apartment in the poorest part of town
  • squalid living conditions

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