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The House of Mirth
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  • The topmost shelf of every closet was made to yield up its secret, cellar and coal-bin were probed to their darkest depths and, as a final stage in the lustral rites, the entire house was swathed in penitential white and deluged with expiatory soapsuds.

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  • In one week, we went from drought to deluge.
  • The White House was deluged with complaints.

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