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Far from the Madding Crowd
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Far from the Madding Crowd
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  • To persons standing alone on a hill during a clear midnight such as this, the roll of the world eastward is almost a palpable movement.
  • The rattle of the quarter-jack again from its niche, its blows for three-quarters, its fussy retreat, were almost painfully abrupt, and caused many of the congregation to start palpably.
  • God was palpably present in the country, and the devil had gone with the world to town.

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  • The tension in the room was palpable.
  • "Can’t see it," remarked Rainsford, trying to peer through the dank tropical night that was palpable as it pressed its thick warm blackness in upon the yacht.
    Richard Connell  --  The Most Dangerous Game

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