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vicissitudes
used in Middlemarch

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changes — especially unanticipated difficulties
  • Old provincial society had its share of this subtle movement: had not only its striking downfalls, its brilliant young professional dandies who ended by living up an entry with a drab and six children for their establishment, but also those less marked vicissitudes which are constantly shifting the boundaries of social intercourse, and begetting new consciousness of interdependence.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (78% in)

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