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genuine
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The Awakening
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  • The persistence of the infatuation lent it an aspect of genuineness.
  • A general air of surprise and genuine satisfaction fell upon every one as they saw the pianist enter.
  • "Out!" exclaimed her husband, with something like genuine consternation in his voice as he laid down the vinegar cruet and looked at her through his glasses.
  • When Edna was at last alone, she breathed a big, genuine sigh of relief.
  • He greatly valued his possessions, chiefly because they were his, and derived genuine pleasure from contemplating a painting, a statuette, a rare lace curtain—no matter what—after he had bought it and placed it among his household gods.
  • Alcee Arobin’s manner was so genuine that it often deceived even himself.
  • Edna did not care or think whether it were genuine or not.
  • But Victor’s astonishment was so genuine, and Mrs. Pontellier’s indifference so apparent, that the disturbing notion did not lodge long in her brain.
  • Mr. Merriman’s laugh at this sally was such a genuine outburst and so contagious that it started the dinner with an agreeable swing that never slackened.

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  • I am genuinely sorry for what I did.
  • She has a genuine interest in each of her students.

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