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The House of Mirth
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  • Her relation with her aunt was as superficial as that of chance lodgers who pass on the stairs.
  • These were her superficial considerations; but under them lurked the secret dread that the obligation might not always remain intolerable.
  • But his dapper self-confidence seemed impenetrable to such hints, and she had a sense of something hard and self-contained behind the superficial warmth of his manner.
  • Mrs. Fisher’s unconventionality was, after all, a merely superficial divergence from an inherited social creed, while the manners of the Gormer circle represented their first attempt to formulate such a creed for themselves.

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  • She has only superficial knowledge on the subject.
  • Her injuries are only superficial.

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