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Bleak House
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  • If I could have hoped to train him, I would have bought a lion instead of that dog and would have turned him loose upon the first intolerable robber who should dare to make an encroachment on my rights.

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  • After awhile, the others dragged mattresses and blankets into the room and made a nest around me, and we packed together for warmth against the encroaching chill.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • But over the summer his encroaching dementia had taken a cruel twist.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

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