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The House of Mirth
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  • In the centre of the table, between the melting MARRONS GLACES and candied cherries, a pyramid of American Beauties lifted their vigorous stems; they held their heads as high as Mrs. Bart, but their rose-colour had turned to a dissipated purple, and Lily’s sense of fitness was disturbed by their reappearance on the luncheon-table.

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  • Airborne radiation dissipates over time and distance.
  • Everyone is frightened right now, but the fear will eventually dissipate.

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