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  • But if I had mine," glancing at the cousins, "there should be no brambles of sordid realities in such a path as that.
  • "And he is worth—not to say his sordid expenses—but thrice his weight in gold," said Richard.
  • If she were to try one, she would find her teeth in her way, modelling that action of her face, as she has unconsciously modelled all its other expressions, on her pattern of sordid age.

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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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