The shell had been so thin, so devoid of excrescence, and so closely drawn over the accommodation granted, that the grim character of what was beneath showed through it, as the shape of a body is visible under a winding-sheet.
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She imagines a world devoid of emotion.
He who is devoid of the power to forgive, is devoid of the power to love.