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Nicholas Nickleby
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  • Independently of those arising out of its spare and precarious earnings, and his own internal conviction that he could never hope to aspire to any great distinction, even as a provincial actor, how could he carry his sister from town to town, and place to place, and debar her from any other associates than those with whom he would be compelled, almost without distinction, to mingle?

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  • Her footing on the ladder looked precarious.
  • a precarious political situation

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