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  • How would it affect them, who were so innocent of London life, and London streets, to discover how knowing I was (and was ashamed to be) in some of the meanest phases of both?
  • Mrs. Micawber, tapping at the wall again to know if tea were ready, broke up this particular phase of our friendly conversation.

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  • It is not in my power to retrace, one by one, all the weary phases of distress of mind through which I passed.

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as in: during the first phase Define
a period of time or a stage during the development of something
as in: she's going through a phase Define
a period of time when someone exhibits unusual behavior -- most commonly said of a young person who is going through a stage such as a girl who doesn't want different types of food to touch on her plate
as in: phase the change in next year Define
make a change gradually (... in =gradually added; ... out = gradually removed or stopped)
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