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The House of Mirth
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  • It seemed to him necessary, at that moment, to proclaim, by some habitual gesture of this sort, his recovered hold on the actual: he had an almost puerile wish to let his companion see that, their flight over, he had landed on his feet.
  • The puerility of the attempt disarmed Lily’s indignation: did it not prove how horribly the poor creature was frightened?

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  • The film is filled with clever puns and puerile pranks.
  • Her campaign proved her to be puerile and feckless.

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