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The House of Mirth
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  • To do so might be to provoke a scene; and a scene, in the shaken state of Mrs. Peniston’s nerves, with the effects of her dinner not worn off, and her mind still tremulous with new impressions, was a risk she deemed it her duty to avoid.
  • But she did not weep easily, and the long habit of self-control reasserted itself, though she was still too tremulous to speak.

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  • She spoke timidly in a tremulous voice.
  • She tried to sound confident, but her voice was tremulous.

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