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The House of Mirth
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  • She had known Nettie Crane as one of the discouraged victims of over-work and anaemic parentage: one of the superfluous fragments of life destined to be swept prematurely into that social refuse-heap of which Lily had so lately expressed her dread.
  • She broke off again, and meeting the encouragement in Lily’s eyes, went on, with a flush rising under her anaemic skin: "You see I wasn’t only just SICK that time you sent me off—I was dreadfully unhappy too.

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  • The company has been managing anemic growth.
  • What’re you lookin’ so anemic about, Bernard?
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