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Childhood's End
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  • Golde could just see the curtain of tiny white hairs fluttering to and fro, keeping accurately out of phase, as they responded to Karellen’s rapid, double-action breathing cycle.
  • I am giving this letter to the friend who is helping me: he will hold it until he knows that my plan has succeeded-in its first phase, at least-and that it is too late for the Overlords to interfere.

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  • It is merely the first phase.
  • This is five years later, when the second phase had begun.

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as in: during the first phase Define
a period of time or a stage during the development of something
as in: she's going through a phase Define
a period of time when someone exhibits unusual behavior -- most commonly said of a young person who is going through a stage such as a girl who doesn't want different types of food to touch on her plate
as in: phase the change in next year Define
make a change gradually (... in =gradually added; ... out = gradually removed or stopped)
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