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The House of Mirth
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sentinel
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The House of Mirth
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  • Tonight the drug seemed to work more slowly than usual: each passionate pulse had to be stilled in turn, and it was long before she felt them dropping into abeyance, like sentinels falling asleep at their posts.

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  • A sentinel watched our approach.
  • She stood sentinel outside.

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