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The House of Mirth
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  • Life shorn of either feeling appeared to him a diminished thing; and nowhere was the blending of the two ingredients so essential as in the character of a pretty woman.
  • He knew too much about her, and even at the moment when it was essential that he should show himself at his best, he did not scruple to let her see how much he knew.
  • Back to Gerty in the first place, if you will; the essential thing is that it should be away from here.
  • This glimpse of his inner mind seemed to present the whole transaction in a new aspect, and she saw that the essential baseness of the act lay in its freedom from risk.

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  • The essential feature of the pen is that it writes so consistently.
  • I carry all the essential tools and materials I need in this toolbox.

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