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The House of Mirth
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  • But he thought it a very materialistic society; there were times when he was frightened by the talk of the men and the looks of the ladies, and he was glad to find that Miss Bart, for all her ease and self-possession, was not at home in so ambiguous an atmosphere.

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  • She thinks Americans are too materialistic.
  • It was the price for my more materialist attitude, my seeking to occupy the middle ground, between absorption in life and soaring above the cares of the earth.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River

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