Then, as though he had suddenly become exhausted—or, rather, depleted by the demands made on him by a world greedy for the fruit of his intellect—he began to massage the side of his face with the flat of his hand, removing, with unconscious crassness, a bit of sleep from one eye.
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The poorer a country’s people are, the greater the temptation to deplete the country’s forests and fisheries.
It had become, in a very real way, a wealthy home, even though Morrie’s bank account was rapidly depleting.