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The House of Mirth
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  • She was "perfect" to every one: subservient to Bertha’s anxious predominance, good-naturedly watchful of Dorset’s moods, brightly companionable to Silverton and Dacey, the latter of whom met her on an evident footing of old admiration, while young Silverton, portentously self-absorbed, seemed conscious of her only as of something vaguely obstructive.
  • Did Judy really think you could bring yourself to marry that portentous little ass?

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  • They were excited by the portentous reports.
  • an illustration of something more portentous

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