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  • True, there was a phone—the controversial private phone—on Buddy’s desk.
  • The rest were standing around in hatless, smoky little groups of twos and threes and fours inside the heated waiting room, talking in voices that, almost without exception, sounded collegiately dogmatic, as though each young man, in his strident, conversational turn, was clearing up, once and for all, some highly controversial issue, one that the outside, non-matriculating world had been bungling, provocatively or not, for centuries.

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  • It might be a good idea, as long as your grade comes up and you don’t get controversial.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • My father also loved to write poetry, sometimes about love, but often on controversial themes such as honor killings and women’s rights.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala

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