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The Count of Monte Cristo
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  • "Oh," observed Madame de Villefort, "it must be an admirable anti-spasmodic."
  • Ali turned his intelligent countenance towards the boy, on whom he gazed without any apparent emotion; but the spasmodic working of the nostrils showed to the practiced eye of Monte Cristo that the Arab had been wounded to the heart.

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  • —I wonder if your eyes and ears ever make anything save spasmodic contact with your brain.
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  • She sits and her cane flexes against the gravel and the boy clicks his buttons in spasmodic flurries.
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