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  • That institution is reserved for men like Kennicott who, after devoting fifty years to "putting aside a stake," incontinently invest the stake in spurious oil-stocks.
  • With spurious enthusiasm he said, "Splendid!
  • With spurious cheerfulness she announced everywhere, "I guess I’m a born spinster," and "No one will ever marry a plain schoolma’am like me," and "You men, great big noisy bothersome creatures, we women wouldn’t have you round the place, dirtying up nice clean rooms, if it wasn’t that you have to be petted and guided.

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  • Don’t be fooled by such spurious arguments.
  • That spurious claim has already been dismissed by the court.

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