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  • Babbitt, revolving his hat like a defaulting poor tenant, winced so visibly that Maxwell condescended: "I don’t like to hurt your feelings, but you see we both want to do our best for Riesling, and we mustn’t consider any other factor.

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as in: the default options Define
an automatic result that happens (or already happened) unless it is changed by intentional action
as in: defaulted on their loan Define
failing to meet a financial obligation--such as making a monthly payment on a debt
as in: lost by default Define
a result in a competition due to a competitor not showing up or not meeting minimum requirements
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