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The House of Mirth
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  • Today, however, it renewed the sense of servitude which the previous night’s review of her cheque-book had produced.
  • When she ceased to amuse Judy Trenor and her friends she would have to fall back on amusing Mrs. Peniston; whichever way she looked she saw only a future of servitude to the whims of others, never the possibility of asserting her own eager individuality.

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  • living in political servitude to their powerful neighbor
  • an almost medieval system of servitude that each year turns thousands of young women from underdeveloped Asian countries into virtual slaves for prosperous Arab families
    Time, 1995  -- 02/18/10)

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