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Gone with the Wind
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  • Her boredom was acute and ever present.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I realize it more acutely every day.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • For an instance there was a silence so acute it seemed that neither of them even breathed.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It annoyed her that her quick reprimands brought such acute fright to his round eyes, for he looked so simple minded when he was frightened.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Her clothes were crushed and wrinkled from sleeping in them and she had never felt more acutely tired and sore in all her life.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Will was acutely ill with pneumonia and when the girls put him to bed, they feared he would soon join the boy in the burying ground.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • But if they were suffering as acutely from brutal circumstances as she was—and they were—how could they maintain this air of gaiety and lightness of heart?  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The whole household was acutely conscious of the burning light, Scarlett, Mammy, Prissy and Pork, frequently tiptoeing upstairs to make sure that it still burned.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Secession, war—these words long since had become acutely boring to Scarlett from much repetition, but now she hated the sound of them, for they meant that the men would stand there for hours haranguing one another and she would have no chance to corner Ashley.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • But if Captain Jaffery wanted a drink; the bar was still open— Captain Jaffery, acutely conscious of the grins of his men and feeling helplessly that he was fighting a mist, declared angrily that he wanted neither the young ladies nor a drink and demanded if Belle knew the names of her destructive customers.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Then for the second time in four months, Scarlett was made to feel acutely what Reconstruction in all its implications meant, made to understand more completely what was in Will's mind when he said "Our troubles have just begun," to know that the bleak words of Ashley, spoken in the windswept orchard of Tara, were true: "This that's facing all of us is worse than war—worse than prison—worse than death."  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Now she missed him acutely and repeated over and over as she dabbed at her red swollen eyes: "If only he hadn't gone out with the Klan!  (not reviewed by editor)

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