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complement
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Far from the Madding Crowd
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  • Still less is it acted upon for the good of the complemental being alluded to.
  • To Boldwood women had been remote phenomena rather than necessary complements—comets of such uncertain aspect, movement, and permanence, that whether their orbits were as geometrical, unchangeable, and as subject to laws as his own, or as absolutely erratic as they superficially appeared, he had not deemed it his duty to consider.

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  • A fine wine is a perfect complement to the dinner.
  • A full complement of workers

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