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used in The Souls of Black Folk

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someone with an interest in an area, but without the knowledge or experience of a professional
  • Behind all its curiousness, so attractive alike to sage and dilettante, lie its dim dangers, throwing across us shadows at once grotesque and awful.
    Chapter 6 (8% in)
  • Surely we have wit enough to found a Negro college so manned and equipped as to steer successfully between the dilettante and the fool.
    Chapter 6 (93% in)

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