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florid
used in
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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florid
Used in
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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  • The forms of the community emerged from the gust-blown vestments, the dean of studies, the portly florid bursar with his cap of grey hair, the president, the little priest with feathery hair who wrote devout verses, the squat peasant form of the professor of economics, the tall form of the young professor of mental science discussing on the landing a case of conscience with his class like a giraffe cropping high leafage among a herd of antelopes, the grave troubled prefect of the…  (not reviewed by editor)

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