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Far from the Madding Crowd
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Far from the Madding Crowd
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  • Here, in the quiet of Boldwood’s parlour, where everything that was not grave was extraneous, and where the atmosphere was that of a Puritan Sunday lasting all the week, the letter and its dictum changed their tenor from the thoughtlessness of their origin to a deep solemnity, imbibed from their accessories now.

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  • I declined the snort, not out of any real reticence but because in those days I imbibed only cheap American beer.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Moreover, slaves are like other people, and imbibe prejudices quite common to others.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

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