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The Age of Innocence
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  • She had Beaufort at her feet, Mr. van der Luyden hovering above her like a protecting deity, and any number of candidates (Lawrence Lefferts among them) waiting their opportunity in the middle distance.
  • Beside him sat his wife, all silvery chinchilla and violets; and on the far side of the ribbon, Lawrence Lefferts’s sleekly brushed head seemed to mount guard over the invisible deity of "Good Form" who presided at the ceremony.
  • It would take an omniscient Deity to know what you’re talking about."

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  • has made prosperity his deity
  • for several hours I have been trying to comprehend that I am actually in the illustrious old city where ... Abraham held converse with the Deity
    Mark Twain  --  The Innocents Abroad

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