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  • There was no hint of disapproval in her reserve; I merely felt in her an insurmountable reluctance to speak of him or his affairs, a low "Yes, I knew them both…. it was awful…." seeming to be the utmost concession that her distress could make to my curiosity.

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    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels

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