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The Age of Innocence
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  • A longing to enlighten her was strong in him; and there were moments when he imagined that all she asked was to be enlightened.
  • He meant her (thanks to his enlightening companionship) to develop a social tact and readiness of wit enabling her to hold her own with the most popular married women of the "younger set," in which it was the recognised custom to attract masculine homage while playfully discouraging it.

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  • Can you enlighten me—I don’t understand this proposal
  • The book enlightens and entertains.

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