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The Mill on the Floss
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  • Such a supposition could only have arisen from a too-superficial acquaintance with the habits of the Dodson family.
  • Certainly the contrast between the cousins was conspicuous, and to superficial eyes was very much to the disadvantage of Maggie though a connoisseur might have seen "points" in her which had a higher promise for maturity than Lucy’s natty completeness.
  • Now superficial people never discern that, owing to my manner, I suppose.
  • He chose to lay aside his hat and wear a scarlet fez of her embroidering; but by superficial observers this was necessarily liable to be interpreted less as a compliment to Lucy than as a mark of coxcombry.
  • "They’ve a great deal of superficial cleverness; but they couldn’t go far into anything.

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  • She has only superficial knowledge on the subject.
  • Her injuries are only superficial.

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