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Gone with the Wind
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  • He could no more resist pricking the conceits, the hypocrisies and the flamboyant patriotism of those about him than a small boy can resist putting a pin into a balloon.
  • "You are never so charming or so absurd as when you are airing some hypocrisy like that," he cried in frank enjoyment.
  • And if that was hypocrisy, let Atlanta make the most of it.
  • But it hasn’t been hypocrisy that’s kept me quiet.
  • Oh, that was too hard a penance, she thought in anguish, to have to live out her life remembering Melanie’s face, knowing that Melanie knew all the pettiness, the meanness, the two-faced disloyalty and the hypocrisy that were in her.
  • He buttonholed people on the street and related details of his child’s miraculous progress without even prefacing his remarks with the hypocritical but polite: "I know everyone thinks their own child is smart but—" He thought his daughter marvelous, not to be compared with lesser brats, and he did not care who knew it.

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  • It’s not clear if she is guilty of moral hypocrisy or moral weakness.
  • Hypocrisy is a standard feature of party politics with the majority regularly taking steps they claimed were wrong when the other party had the majority.

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