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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • In the course of his career he had come into contact with many of the most Liberal men of his epoch, both in Russia and abroad.
  • And a pliable imagination persuaded her, we must suppose, for a brief moment, that Fyodor Pavlovitch, in spite of his parasitic position, was one of the bold and ironical spirits of that progressive epoch, though he was, in fact, an ill-natured buffoon and nothing more.
  • Add to that that he was to some extent a youth of our last epoch—that is, honest in nature, desiring the truth, seeking for it and believing in it, and seeking to serve it at once with all the strength of his soul, seeking for immediate action, and ready to sacrifice everything, life itself, for it.
  • "A great writer(9) of the last epoch, comparing Russia to a swift troika galloping to an unknown goal, exclaims, ’Oh, troika, birdlike troika, who invented thee!’ and adds, in proud ecstasy, that all the peoples of the world stand aside respectfully to make way for the recklessly galloping troika to pass.

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  • Easter Island has passed through three epochs.
  • Geologically, we are in the Holocene epoch.

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