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specimen
used in The Brothers Karamazov

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Definition
a sample regarded as typical of its class; or a bit of tissue, blood, or urine that is taken for diagnostic purposes
  • I have specimens from home that are even better than the Turks.
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (37% in)
  • The effect left by the lofty idealism of his speech was somewhat marred, and Fetyukovitch's expression, as he watched him walk away, seemed to suggest to the public "this is a specimen of the lofty-minded persons who accuse him."
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (13% in)
  • And those were the heroes of an older generation, ours are worse specimens still....
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (40% in)

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