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The Age of Innocence
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  • The Lannings survived only in the person of two very old but lively Miss Lannings, who lived cheerfully and reminiscently among family portraits and Chippendale; the Dagonets were a considerable clan, allied to the best names in Baltimore and Philadelphia; but the van der Luydens, who stood above all of them, had faded into a kind of super-terrestrial twilight, from which only two figures impressively emerged; those of Mr. and Mrs. Henry van der Luyden.

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  • Unless we’ve launched some kind of classified aircraft, no way this thing is terrestrial."
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • My own pessimism, my insecurity, was a more terrestrial affair.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River

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