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  • They were presided over nominally by my mother, but really by Mr. Murdstone and his sister, who were always present, and found them a favourable occasion for giving my mother lessons in that miscalled firmness, which was the bane of both our lives.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "In an accumulation of Ignominy, Want, Despair, and Madness, I entered the office or, as our lively neighbour the Gaul would term it, the Bureau of the Firm, nominally conducted under the appellation of Wickfield and HEEP, but in reality, wielded by HEEP alone.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: a nominal fee
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