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The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde - (13 chapter version)
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temperament -- as in: it is her temperament
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The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde - (13 chapter version)
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  • Still, there are certain temperaments that marriage makes more complex.
  • It is either an unfortunate accident, or an unpleasant result of temperament.
  • But the artistic temperament that they create, or at any rate reveal, is still more to me.
  • Basil would have helped him to resist Lord Henry’s influence, and the still more poisonous influences that came from his own temperament.
  • The hero, the wonderful young Parisian, in whom the romantic temperament and the scientific temperament were so strangely blended, became to him a kind of prefiguring type of himself.
  • The hero, the wonderful young Parisian, in whom the romantic temperament and the scientific temperament were so strangely blended, became to him a kind of prefiguring type of himself.
  • Had he something of her temperament in him?
  • Yet one had ancestors in literature, as well as in one’s own race, nearer perhaps in type and temperament, many of them, and certainly with an influence of which one was more absolutely conscious.
  • …and possess that element of strangeness that is so essential to romance, he would often adopt certain modes of thought that he knew to be really alien to his nature, abandon himself to their subtle influences, and then, having, as it were, caught their color and satisfied his intellectual curiosity, leave them with that curious indifference that is not incompatible with a real ardor of temperament, and that indeed, according to certain modern psychologists, is often a condition of it.

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