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  • Mrs. Penniman desired to represent the ingenious Mr. Townsend as the hero.
  • Catherine was far from saying to herself that this was an ingenious sophism; but she met the appeal none the less squarely.
  • Here, suddenly, Morris was interrupted; these ingenious inquiries had not reached Catherine’s ears.
  • She would try to appear good, even if her heart were perverted; and from time to time she had a fancy that she might accomplish something by ingenious concessions to form, though she should persist in caring for Morris.
  • "I don’t know!" said Catherine, less ingeniously than she had hitherto spoken.
  • Venture to appear as disinterested as you are!" said Mrs. Penniman ingeniously.

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  • It was an ingenious solution to the problem—as reliable as it was easy.
  • The first person to put wheels on a suitcase had an ingenious idea.

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