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The House of Mirth
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  • Stepney exclaimed; and Lord Hubert, dropping his single eye-glass, corroborated: "It’s the Sabrina—yes."
  • The conclusions it led him to were fortified, later in the evening, by some of those faint corroborative hints that generate a light of their own in the dusk of a doubting mind.
  • The memory of Mrs. Fisher’s hints, and the corroboration of his own impressions, while they deepened his pity also increased his constraint, since, whichever way he sought a free outlet for sympathy, it was blocked by the fear of committing a blunder.
  • Freddy Van Osburgh was not to marry Mrs. Hatch; he had been rescued at the eleventh hour—some said by the efforts of Gus Trenor and Rosedale—and despatched to Europe with old Ned Van Alstyne; but the risk he had run would always be ascribed to Miss Bart’s connivance, and would somehow serve as a summing-up and corroboration of the vague general distrust of her.

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  • The detectives looked for evidence to corroborate her story.
  • A blood test corroborated the doctor’s suspicion of diabetes.

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