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The House of Mirth
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  • They were not, at any rate, the premeditated and perfunctory endearments of the guest under his hostess’s eye, for he and the little girl had the room to themselves; and something in his attitude made him seem a simple and kindly being compared to the small critical creature who endured his homage.

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  • She gave us menus and a perfunctory smile.
  • Her perfunctory apology did little to ease my annoyance.

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