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Far from the Madding Crowd
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  • Oak belonged to the even-tempered order of humanity, and felt the secret fusion of himself in Bathsheba to be burning with a finer flame now that she was gone—that was all.
  • He never passed the line which divides the spruce vices from the ugly; and hence, though his morals had hardly been applauded, disapproval of them had frequently been tempered with a smile.

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  • If you had only given me some hint, if you had only broken your word with me a couple of times, if you had been bad-tempered or impatient with me—if you had been a lesser man, maybe I could have taken what I saw you doing.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • For the rest of the day, I’m short-tempered and distracted.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes

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