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The Mill on the Floss
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  • She could have informed you that there was such a word as "polygamy," and being also acquainted with "polysyllable," she had deduced the conclusion that "poly" mean "many"; but she had had no idea that gypsies were not well supplied with groceries, and her thoughts generally were the oddest mixture of clear-eyed acumen and blind dreams.

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  • The mainstream Mormon Church renounced polygamy more than a century ago.
  • Polygamy is typically rare even in societies that permit it. However, there are exceptions. For example, in Senegal, nearly 47 percent of marriages are multiple.

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