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- As flies to wanton boys are we to the gods; they kill us for their sport.p. 254.6
wanton = of something considered bad: excessive, thoughtless indulgence — such as cruelty or violence
- For a moment the khaki mob was silent, petrified, at the spectacle of this wanton sacrilege, with amazement and horror.p. 213.4
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