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  • Office-hours were over: and at that period of the day, in warm weather, she usually embellished with her genteel presence, a managerial board-room over the public office.
  • The white night-cap, embellished with two peacock’s feathers and a pigtail bolt upright, in which Signor Jupe had that very afternoon enlivened the varied performances with his chaste Shaksperean quips and retorts, hung upon a nail; but no other portion of his wardrobe, or other token of himself or his pursuits, was to be seen anywhere.

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  • Tell me exactly what happened without embellishment.
  • The young girl is lovely and her tears only embellish her; the lady appears to be about forty years of age, the girl about fourteen.
    Dumas, Alexandre  --  Twenty Years After

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