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As I Lay Dying
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As I Lay Dying
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  • She crowds against me a little so they can pass, Jewel holding the plane high as though it were perishable, the blue string trailing back over his shoulder.

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  • And what, in the private misery of his heart, I think he most intensely lusted to do was to inflict upon Sophie, or someone like her—some tender and perishable Christian—a totally unpardonable sin.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • He knew that when he kissed this girl, and forever wed his unutterable visions to her perishable breath, his mind would never romp again like the mind of God.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby

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