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  • It was the first time it had ever occurred to me, that this detestable cant of false humility might have originated out of the Heep family.
  • I had no consolation in seeing how different she was from this detestable Rufus with the mulberry-coloured great-coat, for I felt that in the very difference between them, in the self-denial of her pure soul and the sordid baseness of his, the greatest danger lay.
  • ’I suppose she was to be subdued and broken to their detestable mould, Heaven help her!’ said I. ’And she has been.’
  • ’I’ll put my hand in no man’s hand,’ said Mr. Micawber, gasping, puffing, and sobbing, to that degree that he was like a man fighting with cold water, ’until I have — blown to fragments — the — a — detestable — serpent — HEEP!

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  • detestable behavior
  • If it’s not too late, I want to eliminate my more detestable vices before I get married.

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