The Gormer MILIEU represented a social out-skirt which Lily had always fastidiously avoided; but it struck her, now that she was in it, as only a flamboyant copy of her own world, a caricature approximating the real thing as the "society play" approaches the manners of the drawing-room.
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The state has approximately as many Republicans as Democrats.
The circumference of the earth is approximately 24,900 miles at the equator.