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Used in
Far from the Madding Crowd
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  • Why should I read dismal books, indeed?  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It is a nice dismal one that would suit you excellent just now.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • There was not a sound of life save that acme and sublimation of all dismal sounds, the bark of a fox, its three hollow notes being rendered at intervals of a minute with the precision of a funeral bell.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The hollow seemed a nursery of pestilences small and great, in the immediate neighbourhood of comfort and health, and Bathsheba arose with a tremor at the thought of having passed the night on the brink of so dismal a place.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It is a sort of attenuated variety of Ixion's punishment, and contributes a dismal chapter to the history of gaols.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "But if the others doŚ" "No, they don't; and I won't read dismal books.  (not reviewed by editor)

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