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David Copperfield
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  • That, perhaps, in short, this Prerogative Office of the diocese of Canterbury was altogether such a pestilent job, and such a pernicious absurdity, that but for its being squeezed away in a corner of St. Paul’s Churchyard, which few people knew, it must have been turned completely inside out, and upside down, long ago.

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  • By the 21st century, it had evolved into a pernicious lack of employment.
  • She was diagnosed with pernicious anemia.

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