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The Age of Innocence
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  • Mr. Jackson had helped himself to a slice of the tepid filet which the mournful butler had handed him with a look as sceptical as his own, and had rejected the mushroom sauce after a scarcely perceptible sniff.
  • He was weary of living in a perpetual tepid honeymoon, without the temperature of passion yet with all its exactions.
  • …was no less sensitive than its moral standard—he carried everything before him, and all New York into his drawing-rooms, and for over twenty years now people had said they were "going to the Beauforts’ " with the same tone of security as if they had said they were going to Mrs. Manson Mingott’s, and with the added satisfaction of knowing they would get hot canvas-back ducks and vintage wines, instead of tepid Veuve Clicquot without a year and warmed-up croquettes from Philadelphia.

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  • And that would leave Jane with her tepid tea and her bone china and these girls who could make an hour’s conversation out of nothing.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising
  • Before dialing, he found it all too easy to imagine that she’d answer with only tepid enthusiasm.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride

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