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venerable
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  • It was here, as you might have been informed on good authority, that you had come into a world which appeared to offer a variety of sources of interest; it was here that your grandmother lived, in venerable solitude, and dispensed a hospitality which commended itself alike to the infant imagination and the infant palate; it was here that you took your first walks abroad, following the nursery-maid with unequal step and sniffing up the strange odour of the ailantus-trees which at thatů

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  • They looked to the venerable old woman for advice.
  • Many were surprised that a venerable institution like Bear Stearns could so rapidly go out of business.

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