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Franny and Zooey
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  • Lane was looking at her with genuine concern—more concern than curiosity.
  • She smiled at Lane—in a sense, genuinely—and at that moment a smile in return might at least have mitigated to some small extent certain events that were to follow, but Lane was busy affecting a brand of detachment of his own, and chose not to smile back.
  • Zooey gave a genuine roar of laughter, as if he clearly relished seeing any affectation brought to light, his own included.
  • His apology had been genuine, and Mrs. Glass knew it, but evidently she couldn’t resist taking advantage of it, perhaps because of its rarity.
  • Most of the time, they were direct carry-overs from the five undoubtedly formative years he had spent as a regular panelist on "It’s a Wise Child," when, rather than seem to flaunt his somewhat preposterous ability to quote, instantaneously and, usually, verbatim, almost anything he had ever read, or even listened to, with genuine interest, he cultivated a habit of furrowing his brow and appearing to stall for time, the way the other children on the program did.

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  • I am genuinely sorry for what I did.
  • She has a genuine interest in each of her students.

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