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The House of Mirth
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  • Her rooms, with their cramped outlook down a sallow vista of brick walls and fire-escapes, her lonely meals in the dark restaurant with its surcharged ceiling and haunting smell of coffee—all these material discomforts, which were yet to be accounted as so many privileges soon to be withdrawn, kept constantly before her the disadvantages of her state; and her mind reverted the more insistently to Mrs. Fisher’s counsels.

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  • Straight at the man he launched his one hundred and forty pounds of fury, surcharged with the pent passion of two days and nights.
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  • The very atmosphere he breathed was surcharged with hatred and malice, and this but served to increase the hatred and malice within him.
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