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used in The Memory Keeper’s Daughter

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done without much interest or effort — especially as when dispensing with a formality
  • Bree asked her once, and Norah was shocked to realize how many of their conversations were about things as perfunctory and necessary as household chores and Paul's schedule.
    p. 175.3

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