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The Age of Innocence
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  • A caustic spirit—un peu sauvage.
  • She was indolent, passive, the caustic even called her dull; but dressed like an idol, hung with pearls, growing younger and blonder and more beautiful each year, she throned in Mr. Beaufort’s heavy brown-stone palace, and drew all the world there without lifting her jewelled little finger.

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  • Don’t get it on your skin. It’s caustic.
  • She has a caustic sense of humor.

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