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The House of Mirth
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  • But even if Miss Bart, after her renewed taste of the amenities of life, could have returned to the barrenness of a New York August, mitigated only by poor Gerty’s presence, her worldly wisdom would have counselled her against such an act of abnegation.

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  • The monk practices self-abnegation.
  • Abnegation discourages anything done strictly for my own enjoyment,
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent

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