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petty
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The House of Mirth
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petty
Used in
The House of Mirth
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  • "It is only because I am tired and have such odious things to think about," she kept repeating; and it seemed an added injustice that petty cares should leave a trace on the beauty which was her only defence against them.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Ah, he would take her beyond—beyond the ugliness, the pettiness, the attrition and corrosion of the soul—— Gerty's little sitting-room sparkled with welcome when Selden entered it.  (not reviewed by editor)

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