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The House of Mirth
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  • If she could have performed any little services for him, or have exchanged with him a few of those affecting words which an extensive perusal of fiction had led her to connect with such occasions, the filial instinct might have stirred in her; but her pity, finding no active expression, remained in a state of spectatorship, overshadowed by her mother’s grim unflagging resentment.

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  • Please peruse this report at your leisure.
  • She perused the menu while she waited for him to arrive.

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