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Franny and Zooey
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  • When Zooey appeared to have difficulty in remembering something, his hesitation invariably interested all his brothers and sisters,
  • His ashes invariably fell into the tub water, either straightway or down one of the letter pages.
  • When I’m in town, I invariably sit talking by the hour with my old friend Yama, the God of Death, and a private phone’s a must for our little chats.
  • She almost invariably wore it throughout the apartment during the day.
  • And, oddly or no, Mrs. Glass invariably took this "tribute," when it came, in beautiful stride.
  • The ring of a telephone, any telephone, anywhere, invariably caused Mrs. Glass’s lips to tighten a bit.
  • In an instant, he turned pale—pale with anxiety for Franny’s condition, and pale, presumably, because failure had suddenly filled the room with its invariably sickening smell.
  • There was a Steinway grand piano (invariably kept open), three radios (a 1927 Freshman, a 1932 Stromberg-Carlson, and a 1941 R.C.A.), a twenty-one-inch-screen television set, four table-model phonographs (including a 1920 Victrola, with its speaker still mounted intact, topside), cigarette and magazine tables galore, a regulation-size ping-pong table (mercifully collapsed and stored behind the piano), four comfortable chairs, eight uncomfortable chairs, a twelve-gallon tropical-fish…

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  • I tell myself to go to sleep early, but I invariably end up watching television late into the night.
  • You better tell her we’re starting earlier. She’s invariably late.

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