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  • "Being natural is simply a pose, and the most irritating pose I know," cried Lord Henry, laughing; and the two young men went out into the garden together, and ensconced themselves on a long bamboo seat that stood in the shade of a tall laurel bush.

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  • happily ensconced in her new apartment
  • The ethnic political violence that convulsed Kenya after disputed elections on Dec. 27 shattered the nation’s image as an oasis of calm in a turbulent corner of Africa. Perhaps no one was more shocked — or had more to lose — than members of Kenya’s middle class, who seemed comfortably ensconced in Westernized modernity after more than 40 years of economic growth without major political trauma.
    Time Magazine, 2008  --  http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1719957,00.html(retrieved 09/12/09)

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