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Far from the Madding Crowd
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  • But this incurable loitering beside Bathsheba Everdene stole his time ruinously.

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  • It was a ruinous war.
  • He gave notes, took up ruinous obligations, dealt with usurers and all the race of lenders.
    Guy de Maupassant  --  The Diamond Necklace

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