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  • Babbitt drove on slowly, oppressed by futility.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The oppressive fear of criticism was gone, but a diffident loneliness remained.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • They agreed that all communists were criminals; that this vers libre was tommy-rot; and that while there ought to be universal disarmament, of course Great Britain and the United States must, on behalf of oppressed small nations, keep a navy equal to the tonnage of all the rest of the world.  (not reviewed by editor)

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