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The Da Vinci Code
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  • In France and Italy, the words for "left"—gauche and sinistra—came to have deeply negative overtones, while their right-hand counterparts rang of righteousness, dexterity, and correctness.

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  • I had no idea what I was about to say—doubtless some gauche words of comfort—but it was she who spoke first, behind hands clenched to a tear-stained face.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • She said KAEC in a way that implied it was gauche and silly, a distraction from more essential things.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King

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