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The House of Mirth
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  • The arguments pleading for it with Lily were the old unanswerable ones of the personal situation: the sense of injury, the sense of failure, the passionate craving for a fair chance against the selfish despotism of society.

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  • He was elected as a constitutional president, but quickly became a despot.
  • Today’s benign dictator is replaced by tomorrow’s despot.

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