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The House of Mirth
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  • She longed to be to him something more than a piece of sentient prettiness, a passing diversion to his eye and brain; and the longing betrayed itself in her reply.
  • But the terrible silence and emptiness seemed to symbolize her future—she felt as though the house, the street, the world were all empty, and she alone left sentient in a lifeless universe.

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  • Pinocchio was a puppet that became sentient—a little boy.
  • sentient puppets on God’s stage

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