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used in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

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showing no respect for something thought of as sacred
  • Some stores which had nothing to gain from the children neither locked them out nor gave them anything save a profane lecture on the evils of begging.
    Chapter 26 (31% in)
  • " "O, for sweet Christ's sake," she said, not profanely but prayerfully, "let somebody win something just once!"
    Chapter 56 (18% in)

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