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  • " ’tis almost a pity," Mrs. Rouncewell adds—only "almost" because it borders on impiety to suppose that anything could be better than it is, in such an express dispensation as the Dedlock affairs—"that my Lady has no family.

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  • "Oh, Jesus Christ, Jesus Christ," I kept hearing myself mutter, half aware of the questioning look on the face of the old man, who as a member of the Second Baptist Church of Washington was doubtless unprepared for such impiety from a preacher.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • …mountains have been set in motion, when the pregnant camels have been ignored, when the savage beasts have been assembled together, when the seas have been caused to overflow, when the souls have been mated, when the buried infant girl has been asked for what impiety she was slain, when the scrolls have been unfolded, when the heaven has been stripped off, when hellfire has been caused to burn fiercely, when the Garden has been brought close, every soul shall know to what it is prone.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun

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