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The House of Mirth
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  • Mrs. Peniston’s horror was genuine.
  • She was too genuinely ignorant of the manipulations of the stock-market to understand his technical explanations, or even perhaps to perceive that certain points in them were slurred; the haziness enveloping the transaction served as a veil for her embarrassment, and through the general blur her hopes dilated like lamps in a fog.
  • He met this with a look of genuine wonder.
  • He stared in genuine wonder.
  • Mrs. Peniston’s genuine incredulity enabled her to dismiss Miss Stepney with a disdain which boded ill for that lady’s prospect of succeeding to the black brocade; but minds impenetrable to reason have generally some crack through which suspicion filters, and her visitor’s insinuations did not glide off as easily as she had expected.

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  • I am genuinely sorry for what I did.
  • She has a genuine interest in each of her students.

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