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The House of Mirth
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  • Mrs. Trenor paused to enjoy the spectacle of Miss Bart’s efforts to unravel her tangled correspondence.
  • Thus adjured, Lily turned her eyes on the spectacle which was affording Mr. Dorset such legitimate mirth.
  • "Because you’re such a wonderful spectacle: I always like to see what you are doing."
  • Supplied with these facts, Lily leaned awhile over the side, giving herself up to a leisurely enjoyment of the spectacle before her.
  • Chapter 11 Lily, lingering for a moment on the corner, looked out on the afternoon spectacle of Fifth Avenue.

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  • Marcus and his brother will enjoy such a spectacle.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • But instead of listening to him I would have you day by day fix your eyes upon the greatness of Athens, until you become filled with the love of her; and when you are impressed by the spectacle of her glory, reflect that this empire has been acquired by men who knew their duty and had the courage to do it, who in the hour of conflict had the fear of dishonor always present to them, and who, if ever they failed in an enterprise, would not allow their virtues to be lost to their country,
    Thucydides  --  Pericles’s Funeral Oration

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