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susceptibility
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The House of Mirth
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  • She greatly preferred the brilliant and unreliable Lily, who did not know one end of a crochet-needle from the other, and had frequently wounded her susceptibilities by suggesting that the drawing-room should be "done over."
  • Some of the volumes had the ripe tints of good tooling and old morocco, and her eyes lingered on them caressingly, not with the appreciation of the expert, but with the pleasure in agreeable tones and textures that was one of her inmost susceptibilities.
  • "My dear child, don’t add to it still more—at least to your conception of it—by attributing to her all sorts of susceptibilities of your own."
  • But she was growing less sensitive on such points: a hard glaze of indifference was fast forming over her delicacies and susceptibilities, and each concession to expediency hardened the surface a little more.

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  • The company tests new employees for susceptibility to workplace hazards.
  • I don’t drink because members of my family have an increased susceptibility to alcoholism.

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