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The Importance of Being Earnest
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entrapment
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The Importance of Being Earnest
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  • Do you suggest, Miss Fairfax, that I entrapped Ernest into an engagement?
  • ] If the poor fellow has been entrapped into any foolish promise I shall consider it my duty to rescue him at once, and with a firm hand.

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  • She was acquitted on an entrapment defense.
  • …shelves jammed with books), had the enormous good fortune to inhabit a world populated by writers and poets and critics and other literary types; and thus on these evenings as the twilight softly fell and the terrace began to fill with chattering, beautifully dressed sophisticates, I discerned in the shadows the faces of all the impossible heroes and heroines I had ever dreamed of since that moment when my hapless spirit had become entrapped by the magic of the printed world.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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