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As I Lay Dying
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retrograde
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As I Lay Dying
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  • Motionless, the tall buzzards hang in soaring circles, the clouds giving them an illusion of retrograde.
  • High against it they hand in narrowing circles, like the smoke, with an outward semblance of from and purpose, but with no inference of motion, progress or retrograde, We mount the wagon again where Cash lies on the box, the Jagged shards of cement cracked about his leg.

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  • "You done knocked up mah precious baby again!" he boohooed in female plaint, his voice a heavenly facsimile—down to the perfect shading of falsetto—of that of some weak-witted and godforsaken wife and victim, blighted by wedlock, history and retrograde genes.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Mercury in retrograde and the moon was high!
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch

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