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The House of Mirth
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  • Dorset, as if in obedience to Lily’s imperative bidding, had actually returned in time for a late dinner on the yacht.
  • That obligation discharged, she would have but a thousand dollars of Mrs. Peniston’s legacy left, and nothing to live on but her own small income, which was considerably less than Gerty Farish’s wretched pittance; but this consideration gave way to the imperative claim of her wounded pride.

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  • I’m hoping to be able to reveal this to my father soon enough, but, for tonight, discretion is imperative."
    Kiera Cass  --  The One
  • The evolutionary imperative that drove them to live in groups was the opportunity to kill them by the billions.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave

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