He was moderately truthful towards men, but to women lied like a Cretan—a system of ethics above all others calculated to win popularity at the first flush of admission into lively society; and the possibility of the favour gained being transitory had reference only to the future.
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Do not be concerned about mild, transitory symptoms.
The goal of this emergency organization is to keep a transitory problem from turning into one that is permanent.