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The Death of Ivan Ilych
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The Death of Ivan Ilych
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  • …How it happened it is impossible to say because it came about step by step, unnoticed, but in the third month of Ivan Ilych's illness, his wife, his daughter, his son, his acquaintances, the doctors, the servants, and above all he himself, were aware that the whole interest he had for other people was whether he would soon vacate his place, and at last release the living from the discomfort caused by his presence and be himself released from his sufferings.

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  • Thus Willow Marks's early procedure, and the graffiti scrawled on her house; thus the fact that Chelsea Bronson was kicked out of school after allegedly being found breaking curfew with a boy from Spencer, and her parents were mysteriously fired, and her whole family was forced to vacate their house.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • The cot had been vacated and I moved shakily toward it, trying not to sneeze or breathe as I squeezed past my cellmates.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place

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