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The House of Mirth
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  • Tonight the luck had been persistently bad, and the little gold purse which hung among her trinkets was almost empty when she returned to her room.
  • Miss Bart was not familiar with the moral code of bachelors’ flat-houses, and her colour rose again as it occurred to her that the woman’s persistent gaze implied a groping among past associations.
  • At the same moment a hansom halted at the curb-stone, and one of the figures floated down to it in a haze of evening draperies; while the other, black and bulky, remained persistently projected against the light.
  • Somewhere behind them, in the background of their lives, there was doubtless a real past, peopled by real human activities: they themselves were probably the product of strong ambitions, persistent energies, diversified contacts with the wholesome roughness of life; yet they had no more real existence than the poet’s shades in limbo.

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  • She has a persistent cough.
  • It is the kind of problem that can be solved if we are persistent in our efforts.

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