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The Picture of Dorian Gray
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  • The inherited stupidity of the race—sound English common sense he jovially termed it—was shown to be the proper bulwark for Society.
  • …that to her great disappointment no one would ever believe anything against her; Mrs. Erlynne, a pushing nobody, with a delightful lisp, and Venetian-red hair; Lady Alice Chapman, his hostess’s daughter, a dowdy dull girl, with one of those characteristic British faces, that, once seen, are never remembered; and her husband, a red-cheeked, white-whiskered creature who, like so many of his class, was under the impression that inordinate joviality can atone for an entire lack of ideas.

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  • She walked in with a jovial smile.
  • She is a jovial old woman.

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