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The House of Mirth
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  • She was vexed to see that, in spite of so many years of vigilance, she had blundered twice within five minutes.
  • But all the while another self was sharpening her to vigilance, whispering the terrified warning that every word and gesture must be measured.
  • The cleverest girl may miscalculate where her own interests are concerned, may yield too much at one moment and withdraw too far at the next: it takes a mother’s unerring vigilance and foresight to land her daughters safely in the arms of wealth and suitability.
  • Finery laid off is as unappetizing as the remains of a feast, and it occurred to Lily that, at home, her maid’s vigilance had always spared her the sight of such incongruities.

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  • We need to remain vigilant when interacting with websites we don’t know.
  • I am as vigilant as a cat to steal cream.
    Shakespeare, William  --  King Henry IV, Part 1

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