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  • If I could be sure of the rooms being thoroughly aired—but is Mrs. Stokes to be trusted?
  • Good Mrs. Stokes would not know her own room again.
  • All the minor arrangements of table and chair, lights and music, tea and supper, made themselves; or were left as mere trifles to be settled at any time between Mrs. Weston and Mrs. Stokes.
  • Mrs. Stokes,' said I—but I had not time for more."

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  • In June 2012, President Obama stoked conservative furor by issuing an executive order deferring for two years the deportation of immigrants who would have qualified for the DREAM Act had it passed.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • The commandant makes a speech about virtue and family and the emblematic fire that Schulpforta boys carry everywhere they go, a bowl of pure flame to stoke the nation's hearths, fuhrer this and fuhrer that, his words crashing into Werner's ears in a familiar battery, one of the most daring boys muttering afterward, "Oh, I've got a hot bowl of something in my core."
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See

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