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The House of Mirth
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  • This sense of physical discomfort was the first to assert itself; then she perceived, beneath it, a corresponding mental prostration, a languor of horror more insufferable than the first rush of her disgust.

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  • Francis chose to make it his cross to bear in life; he never understood why his Uncle Atticus remained on excellent but remote terms with his father—Francis thought Atticus should Do Something—or why his mother was not prostrate from his father’s eccentric, therefore unforgivable, behavior.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • He sat down on the edge of the bed and softly kicked Colin’s prostrate body.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines

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