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Far from the Madding Crowd
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Far from the Madding Crowd
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  • Where, however, happy circumstance permits its development, the compounded feeling proves itself to be the only love which is strong as death—that love which many waters cannot quench, nor the floods drown, beside which the passion usually called by the name is evanescent as steam.

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  • I try to capture the evanescent beauty of the sunset in my photographs.
  • An infinite distress possessed Razumov, annihilated his energy, and before his eyes everything appeared confused and as if evanescent.
    Conrad, Joseph  --  Under Western Eyes

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