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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • It may be presumed that at this period he developed a peculiar faculty for making and hoarding money.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "How can you presume to do such deeds?" the monk asked suddenly, pointing solemnly and significantly at Lise.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It was he who had been standing near Madame Hohlakov the previous day and had asked Father Zossima earnestly, referring to the "healing" of the lady's daughter, "How can you presume to do such things?"  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Rakitin had commissioned the monk who brought his message "to inform most respectfully his reverence Father Paissy, that he, Rakitin, has a matter to speak of with him, of such gravity that he dare not defer it for a moment, and humbly begs forgiveness for his presumption."  (not reviewed by editor)

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