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The Mill on the Floss
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  • By half-past ten decorum demanded the front; until then Mrs. Glegg could economize it, and society would never be any the wiser.
  • The economizing of a gardener’s wages might perhaps have induced Mrs. Glegg to wink at this folly, if it were possible for a healthy female mind even to simulate respect for a husband’s hobby.
  • Mrs. Tulliver could not economize enough to satisfy him, in their food and firing; and he would eat nothing himself but what was of the coarsest quality.

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  • She adjusted the thermostat as part of an effort to economize.
  • The school will have to economize, but hopefully without cutting teacher’s salaries.

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