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used in Freakonomics

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small in amount — often inadequate


of clothes:  barely covering the area on which they are worn
  • Aside from the fact that selling a house is typically the largest financial transaction in your life, and that you probably have scant experience in real estate, and that you may have an enormous emotional attachment to your house, there are at least two pressing fears: that you will sell the house for far less than it is worth and that you will not be able to sell it at all.
    p. 68.3

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