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foible
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Candide
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  • This ridiculous foible is perhaps one of our most fatal characteristics; for is there anything more absurd than to wish to carry continually a burden which one can always throw down? to detest existence and yet to cling to one’s existence? in brief, to caress the serpent which devours us, till he has eaten our very heart?

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  • She didn’t know all my foibles and shortcomings.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • I would read the inscriptions on walls, and carved into floors, a special foible of rich Anglicans who thought they’d get more points with God by being engraved.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye

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