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The Brothers Karamazov
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venerable
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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • A venerable bishop once said to me: ’One of your wives was lame, but the other was too light-footed.’
  • He was killed in a house of harlotry—I believe that is what such places are called among you—he was killed and robbed, and in spite of his venerable age, he was nailed up in a box and sent from Petersburg to Moscow in the luggage van, and while they were nailing him up, the harlots sang songs and played the harp, that is to say, the piano.
  • I see from your venerable eyes that you understand . and if you don’t understand, I’m done for . so you see!"

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  • They looked to the venerable old woman for advice.
  • Many were surprised that a venerable institution like Bear Stearns could so rapidly go out of business.

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