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The House of Mirth
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  • There had been a germ of truth in his declaration to Gerty Farish that he had never wanted to marry a "nice" girl: the adjective connoting, in his cousin’s vocabulary, certain utilitarian qualities which are apt to preclude the luxury of charm.

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  • He chose his possessions to connote wealth and superiority.
  • His voice was precise and monotonous; it connoted safety.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged

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