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The Count of Monte Cristo
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  • And as he said this, the "eye severe" of the magistrate had lost nothing of its habitual arrogance.
  • The count received him with his habitual smile.
  • "Grandpapa Noirtier can speak now, then," said Edward, with his habitual quickness.
  • The count was dressed in black and with his habitual simplicity; his white waistcoat displayed his expansive noble chest and his black stock was singularly noticeable because of its contrast with the deadly paleness of his face.
  • …decided a character to please a fastidious taste; her hair was raven black, but its natural waves seemed somewhat rebellious; her eyes, of the same color as her hair, were surmounted by well-arched brows, whose great defect, however, consisted in an almost habitual frown, while her whole physiognomy wore that expression of firmness and decision so little in accordance with the gentler attributes of her sex—her nose was precisely what a sculptor would have chosen for a chiselled Juno.

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