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The House of Mirth
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  • No; she was not made for mean and shabby surroundings, for the squalid compromises of poverty.
  • She pictured herself leading such a life as theirs—a life in which achievement seemed as squalid as failure—and the vision made her shudder sympathetically.

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  • a squalid overcrowded apartment in the poorest part of town
  • squalid living conditions

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