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  • Yes, ready to marry her! to abandon his betrothed, a rare beauty, Katerina Ivanovna, who’s rich, and the daughter of a colonel, and to marry Grushenka, who has been the mistress of a dissolute old merchant, Samsonov, a coarse, uneducated, provincial mayor.

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  • He mentioned that he had not been to New York since the late 1930s and that, if anything, the city appeared more Babylonian in its dissolute wealth than ever.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • She still surrounded herself with the cynical aura of a dissolute past.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die

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